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Coach DJ thinks Del Zotto will be a better defence partner for Zaitsev than Mete

Created by: sensonfire
Initial Creation Date: Oct. 17, 2021
Published: Oct. 17, 2021
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Oct. 17 at 4:22 p.m.
#1
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Mete played bad both games vs the leafs I’m just not sure he’s an nhl d man
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Oct. 17 at 4:31 p.m.
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BenningLooksNervous
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Canuck legend
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Oct. 17 at 5:34 p.m.
#3
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I thought DJ Smith was supposed to be great at developing young players, why does he insist on playing terrible veterans that should’ve been chased from the league years ago over legitimately good young players? Scratching White in favour of Anisimov, Galchenyuk, etc. last year, scratching Brannstrom in favour of Coburn, Gudbranson, J. Brown, Zaitsev, etc. last year and the last two again this year, and now thinking MDZ is better than Mete? Get outta here, I want my money back, false advertising.
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Oct. 17 at 5:47 p.m.
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Wayne Glensky
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i think del zotto will be a better defense parter for mete than zatisev
Oct. 17 at 8:33 p.m.
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LafnDoubleADoubleK
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I think I'll have toast in the morning...
Oct. 17 at 8:39 p.m.
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sensonfire
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Quoting: Fox_Czar_Cup
I think I'll have toast in the morning...


Make sure you don't have the bread in the toaster for too long.

Otherwise, it will get burnt sarcasm
Oct. 18 at 2:54 p.m.
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Edited Oct. 18 at 3:19 p.m.
Quoting: jet11567
Mete played bad both games vs the leafs I’m just not sure he’s an nhl d man


He is but here is the problem :

#1 Thomas Chabot
#2 Nobody
#3 Artem Zub
#4 Nobody
#5 Nikita Zaitsev, Nick Holden
#6 Victor Mete, Michael Del Zotto
#7 Josh Brown

It's pretty hard to run a NHL defense with only 2 top-4 D-men, one who doesn't even have 1 full season under his belt too

All of Zaitsev, Mete, MDZ, etc are going to be exposed because you're literally missing a 2nd pairing

They are doing what they have been doing for years : playing D-men OUT OF their comfort zone. The most glaring example was Cody Ceci, a 2-way #4-5 D-man played as a top NHL shutdown D-man (he was top-10 in EV+PK TOI/GP under Boucher)

The Penguins used him the right way last season and Ceci had his best season since 2015-16
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