Jovocop wrote:Listercat wrote:Why would you make that trade? Tanev's stats are better than Del Zotto's across the board plus he is far more reliable defensively.
As I mentioned before, the Canucks need an offensive defenseman.
Del Zotto, 292GP, 26G (8 of the 26 were powerplay goals), 95A, -4, 0.41ppg
Tanev, 143GP, 7G, 16A, +19, 0.16ppg.
1. Tanev > Zotto defensively but Zotto > Tanev offensively
2. Zotto is younger than Tanev
3. Zotto used to play for Torts
If the Canucks need (another) offensive defenseman, trade Garrison or Edler.
In the NHL nowadays you cannot trade your young, cheap useful players and expect to be competitive.
BTW, over the last two seasons Del Zotto has 5 goals, 27 assists and 32 points in 88 games played. Tanev has 7 goals, 13 assists and 20 points in 89 games played, plus he is defensively one of our most consistent players. Tanev’s production is clearly on the upswing, while Del Zotto has been in and out of coach’s doghouses and has seen a massive dip inhis offensive production. Not to mention Tanev is a RHS.
Torts loves Tanev, btw.