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Talks Of New Department Of Player Safety VP And Del Zotto Still Available

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

- Claude Loiselle, recently dismissed as Toronto assistant GM by one-time Devils teammate and now Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan, is expected to be named Shanahan’s successor as VP of the NHL Department of Player Safety, we’re told by a well-placed source.

- Michael Del Zotto remains on the market as an unsigned free agent, with one club executive telling Slap Shots the 24-year-old defenseman’s reputation is in tatters around the league following his fizzle in Nashville that came in the wake of his exit from New York.

Sounds like a great time to buy low on this very talented — and perhaps now even humbled — young man. Hard to believe the Islanders aren’t all over this. Seriously.

read on for an update on where Marc Staal's contract talks stand...

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Nathan's avatar

Okay, I know he’s left shooting, but THIS is a guy I think the Wings should take a flier on. Still young, had a rough last year or so, but ups and downs are par for the course when you’re a D that’s still only 24. If DZ is still out there after DeKeyser is signed and can be fit under the cap on a one year shot, why not make him an offer?

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 08/04/14 at 08:59 AM ET


Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 08/04/14 at 08:59 AM ET

Imagine if Ken Holland hadn’t panicked and thrown all that money at Kyle Quincey?

Posted by Garth on 08/04/14 at 01:01 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 08/04/14 at 08:59 AM ET

Agree. Small risk. Possible big gain.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!



Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 08/04/14 at 02:23 PM ET

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