Giannone said, "I don't get the feeling that the Rangers are in any great rush to part with Del Zotto. Although he has only shown it in flashes, and although he is a favorite whipping boy of some of the Rangers fan base, he is still young and has offensive upside from the blue line which makes him a commodity if he begins to tap into that potential. He is one of their one, a former first round pick of the Rangers, now does that mean he will be Ranger property for good, no. But if Del Zotto would bring back proven help in the form of a top-six scorer...sure it's a deal that the Rangers would consider. But remember, Del Zotto becomes more attractive in the next days and weeks for a trade, it also means that he is playing better and the Rangers would be the beneficiary of that better play which would make him more hesitant to be dealt. If he doesn't improve his trade value will be low so it may not matter anyway, perhaps too low to even give him away."
He added, "in essence I wouldn't be surprised if he remains a Ranger or if he ends up as part of a trade."
Del Zotto was scratched again last night and Larry Brooks tweeted, "Have to presume it won't be long before No. 4 is dealt."
Andrew Gross tweeted "Starting to seem clear Del Zotto's future isn't with Rangers. But a trade now would be selling low."