Read: Michael Del Zotto was a healthy scratch for Nashville last night

Michael Del ZottoMichael Del Zotto was a healthy scratch last night when the Predators took on the Canucks.

Nashville coach Barry Trotz said after the game that Del Zotto’s game has slipped and he has gotten away from “making solid decisions, solid plays.” (PHT)

Del Zotto was a minus six in his previous three games and since being traded (18 games) Del Zotto has 0 goals, 3 assists and is a minus five.

Del Zotto is averaging 17:06 per game with Nashville (18:45 with the Rangers) and according to Extra Skater the Predators have 50% of the 5 on 5 shot attempts when Del Zotto is on the ice (51.1% with the Rangers).

Alain Vigneault said that there was more to Del Zotto’s game than he was showing.

The Rangers traded Del Zotto to Nashville for Kevin Klein.

Since being acquired, Klein is playing 15:10 per game (19:48 in Nashville) and according to Extra Skater the Rangers have 50.9% of the 5 on 5 shot attempts when Klein is on the ice, up from 44% in Nashville.

 




4 comments
Ed Zambrano
Ed Zambrano

Remember when everyone screeched about not getting better value for DZ? lol  The dude is a head case and will probably be out of the league soon.  We were lucky to get what we did.  I only wish we could have traded him a year earlier when his value was higher.

7b7c
7b7c

Only a matter of time. DZ is going to be someone's 7th D in a couple of years.

Straw18
Straw18

Kevin Klein has one goal and four assists but more importantly a plus one in 18 games. Great trade!

Barry Naumann
Barry Naumann

@7b7c Couple of years?  If he keeps it up, its gonna be the rest of this season.