Arthur Staple at Newsday wonders with the Islanders losing defenseman Thomas Hickey to injury and the Rangers looking to move Michael Del Zotto whether a deal between the hated rivals could be worked out.
Staple adds that although the Islanders don't have a defenseman to send back in the deal (a rumored Sather requirement for trading Del Zotto), they do have a number of young forwards.
Staple also notes that Del Zotto is very tight with John Tavares, who he played with for three seasons of junior hockey.
...i would never, ever, ever endorse this trade. I would much rather Del Zotto suck for the Rangers than have him figure it out and succeed with the Islanders.
...i know the Rangers already have 20 centers on the team, but if I had to pick one Islander (other than Tavares) to come back in a Del Zotto deal it would be Frans Neilson. Big body, with soft hands and a very cap friendly hit of $2.75M per. He's had injury issues throughout his career, but he looks like at age 29 he's finally turning the corner.
Del Zotto for Nielsen lol um..is stepan going with del Zotto ? Garth would laugh and hang up then call back laugh some more and hang up once again. Fran's Nielsen has Turned the corner finally ? He was nominated for the Selke a few years ago...You can have Anders lee
Kevin, here's a random thought...What if the islanders offer Hank a max contract this summer since they are pretty thin in goal? They're moving to Brooklyn, so he wouldn't have to worry about his restaurant/fashion endeavors/moving, plus they have the cap space to pull it off...
Everyone needs to understand that almost every team in the NHL realizes what a del Zaster he is. They're not stupid. They watch film and highlights and I'm sure follow this blog to see how we rip him to shreds.
The Rangers will not get anything worthwhile back for this guy, unless Sather uses his Jedi Mind tricks on them (or under the table bags of money)
I want Sather to be on the phone with Calgary. mikael backlund has been rumored to be on the block. I'd take that kid. maybe Sather can remind them that he had a golf tourny for calgary's benefit in an effort for them to sweeten the pot.
Actually why wouldn't try MDZ, Pulliot, Pyatt for Vanek, at least for this year if he will not wish to resign. This guy is solid offensive power to add to Brass and Hags
You don't suddenly figure out how to stop being a pussy and grow a pair. I'd trade him for a menorah and a box of christmas ornaments
Bailey, Nelson, Nelson, McDonald, Hickey... They have plenty of talent we could use, why not, just because MDZ could make Isles better....
So Del Zotto is good friends with Tavares, huh? I wish his scoring ability would rub off on DZ a bit. Lol
He's best friend with Steven Stamkos. Why don't we just get Stamkos from Tampa, problem solved! Rumors are centering around friendships now, ugh!
@BrendyJohnson Hank would never tarnish his brand by signing with a 2nd rate joke of an organization like the islanders. let alone the fact that he probably wants to win a cup at some point in his career.
@ShreddyMercury that's what we thought about Scott Gomez before the Habs gave us McDonagh for him!!! lmfao
@EugenePlaksienko sure, maybe they'll throw in tavares to sweeten the deal.
@messier Hope you're feeling better!