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Nashville Trying To Move Michael Del Zotto

from Josh Cooper of the Tennessean,

The Predators and Michael Del Zotto appear to be done with each other.

Calling the 24-year-old defenseman “not a fit” for Nashville, Predators general manager David Poile said he had not yet given the restricted free agent a qualifying offer, which is due by 4 p.m. Monday.

That leaves three options for Del Zotto: He either will be traded, signed to an extension or left without a qualifying offer, thus making him an unrestricted free agent.

The last option seems the likeliest possibility. Last week, Del Zotto’s agent, Mark Guy, said he and the Predators had no discussions on an extension, and nothing appeared to have changed as of Sunday.

“Del Zotto is a good player. He’s a good offensive player. He couldn’t get ahead of (Roman) Josi, (Shea) Weber, (Seth) Jones and (Ryan) Ellis in the offensive situations,” Poile said Sunday. “We have all these balls in the air. We’ll see what happens.”

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Comments

Hippy Dave's avatar

He had a great year 2 years ago in New York… too bad he doesn’t shoot right, might be a cheap date for the Wings.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 06/30/14 at 12:45 AM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

lol he couldnt play defense in NY which is why he got shipped.  He was in the dog house big time. Not surprised he couldnt handle it in Nashville either.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 06/30/14 at 01:51 AM ET

Primis's avatar

I really am not sure how some people in NAS still have their jobs.

Posted by Primis on 06/30/14 at 09:52 AM ET

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