• Rumor Roundup: Where will Dustin Penner & Michael Del Zotto land?

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Aug 6, 2014
    Del Zotto was a first-round pick by the New York Rangers in 2008. The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with free-agent defenseman Michael Del Zotto on a one-year contract, the team said Tuesday. Del Zotto’s youth and puck-moving skills make him a worthwhile gamble for teams in need of blueline offense. WOULD PENNER FIT WITH THE JETS? It remains to be seen if Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will make any significant additions to his roster in the weeks leading up to training camp in September. Timonen and Braydon Coburn are the only holdovers from Pronger’s time in Philadelphia, and because the organization hasn’t been able to produce a home-grown d-man of impact, they’ve had to look elsewhere – namely, the New York Islanders, from whom they acquired former Isles blueliners Mark Streit and Andrew MacDonald .
    • Signing Michael Del Zotto an indictment of Flyers’ middling defense corps

      After receiving tough news Tuesday about veteran blueliner Kimmo Timonen, the Philadelphia Flyers moved quickly to replace their most experienced defenseman by signing Michael Del Zotto to a one-year, $1.3-million contract. But the fact GM Ron Hextall t…

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