Columbus Had Interest in Del Zotto

delzottoJim Matheson at the Edmonton Journal reports…

“The word is the Blue Jackets, who badly need offensive blue-liners, inquired about former Rangers first-round draft D-man Michael Del Zotto. They might have been offering Fedor Tyutin back to New York, after they got Tyutin for Nikolai Zherdev. Del Zotto for a defensive blueliner Tyutin probably wouldn’t get it done. Now if they threw in Nikita Filatov, too? Columbus actually needs a shooter in the worst way on the PP. Have they called about Sheldon Souray?”

…sure MDZ has been struggling and the Rangers could use Tyutin’s snarl on the blueline, but no way I’m giving up on a 20-year-old puck moving defenseman who could be their power play quarterback for the next decade. Remember when the Rangers traded away Zubov.

…h/t to Spector’s Hockey.

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