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KingStian 05-14-2013 06:44 AM

Mats Zuccarello-Awesome Part II
 
The first thread got too awesome and had to be shut down. So continue here :)

KRM 05-14-2013 06:54 AM

Well, his name is Mats Zuccarello Awesome.

nyr2k2 05-14-2013 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by KRM (Post 66019607)
Well, his name is Mats Zuccarello Awesome.

It sure as hell is. I'll update the title.

What a player he has been since coming back.

EDIT: To whoever it was that brought up the fact that he didn't get votes in our prospect poll--that's not really fair. You had people like me that didn't vote for him because I didn't think he'd be coming back over to the States. You also had a lot of people that wouldn't vote for him because they didn't consider him a prospect, due to age/experience and all that.

In one of those threads I said that on talent alone, he's easily in the top ten in our system. A lot of others agreed. I think I speak for most when I say that he was denied a high ranking for reasons other than his ability.

SavedByLundqvist 05-14-2013 07:41 AM

I don't know which goal made me giddier last night, Zucs or Callahan's.

I think I was delirious when Zuc scored though.

NYR Viper 05-14-2013 07:58 AM

Just a super injection of skill with Mats coming back. He just controls the puck and slows the play down and lets it develop. It was lacking all year. Richards was supposed to be that player.

Night owl 05-14-2013 08:07 AM

Brassard, Zucc and? Who will be the sniper in that line next season? Kreider? Nash?

Build on the chemistry through the summer. Wow, it could be lethal....:yo:

bleedblue94 05-14-2013 08:09 AM

beyond all that his heart and battle level is fantastic. he's 4'7" but he goes up against the biggest guys and doesnt back down at all in the corners

NYR Viper 05-14-2013 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by bleedblue94 (Post 66021417)
beyond all that his heart and battle level is fantastic. he's 4'7" but he goes up against the biggest guys and doesnt back down at all in the corners

Exactly. My fiance has been saying the same thing when watching. He's so tiny but he hits everyone!

Torts must be loving this.

Kershaw 05-14-2013 08:18 AM

Zucc will be key. Young guys with skill have hurt the Bruins in the past in the playoffs.

SavedByLundqvist 05-14-2013 08:21 AM

Can't wait to see Zucc take on Chara.

Dagoon44 05-14-2013 08:24 AM

Put this in your pipe and smoke it zucc is by far my favorite player to watch in the playoffs, he has skill speed and kid has balls as big as apples . Glad he has come back

NYR Viper 05-14-2013 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Dagoon44 (Post 66022059)
Put this in your pipe and smoke it zucc is by far my favorite player to watch in the playoffs, he has skill speed and kid has balls as big as apples . Glad he has come back

Mind = Blown

:laugh::laugh:

In all honesty, I am a big proponent of the rough stuff in this sport and have been calling for the Rangers to get tougher but not at the expense of skill. The addition of Zuke and Brassard has made a world of difference.

Night owl 05-14-2013 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by SavedByLundqvist (Post 66021923)
Can't wait to see Zucc take on Chara.

Chara and Zucc in the same game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ3LFSaaBO4&t=5m32s

Dagoon44 05-14-2013 08:31 AM

Funniest thing is the kid has grit .. He backs down to no one

NYR Viper 05-14-2013 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Dagoon44 (Post 66022329)
Funniest thing is the kid has grit .. He backs down to no one

Exactly. He showed it first in the Olympics sparring with Pronger. He is physical.

Kershaw 05-14-2013 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Dagoon44 (Post 66022329)
Funniest thing is the kid has grit .. He backs down to no one

Most gritty guy on the team with G for sure.

Parker 05-14-2013 08:36 AM

So happy to have MZA back, what a great series he had.

TollefsenFan 05-14-2013 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by bleedblue94 (Post 66021417)
beyond all that his heart and battle level is fantastic. he's 4'7" but he goes up against the biggest guys and doesnt back down at all in the corners

Didnt know Tyrion Lannister played for the rangers :laugh:

Vickers8 05-14-2013 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Dagoon44 (Post 66022329)
Funniest thing is the kid has grit .. He backs down to no one

Skill and guts, his re-acquisition started our retransformation

Idlerlee 05-14-2013 08:56 AM

In retrospect, sending Zucca to the KHL might have been the smartest thing Rangers could have done. It is far from certain that he would have managed to develop the way he did with another year bouncing from AHL and NHL.

And what a way to profit. I was hoping that he would be able to produce some good games here and there, and maybe put up an assist or two. For him to be a high impact player in the playoffs is making me all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Unless I remember wrong he had the 2nd or third highest TOI of the forwards the last 2 games. Seeing as these games were slightly important in the terms of "nothing-can-go-wrong", Torts must really have cast aside all worries about the miniature hockey player

Vickers8 05-14-2013 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Idlerlee (Post 66023283)
In retrospect, sending Zucca to the KHL might have been the smartest thing Rangers could have done. It is far from certain that he would have managed to develop the way he did with another year bouncing from AHL and NHL.

And what a way to profit. I was hoping that he would be able to produce some good games here and there, and maybe put up an assist or two. For him to be a high impact player in the playoffs is making me all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Unless I remember wrong he had the 2nd or third highest TOI of the forwards the last 2 games. Seeing as these games were slightly important in the terms of "nothing-can-go-wrong", Torts must really have cast aside all worries about the miniature hockey player

Almost like Sather and Torts hid him all year and brought him back just for this moment

usernamesteph 05-14-2013 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Idlerlee (Post 66023283)
In retrospect, sending Zucca to the KHL might have been the smartest thing Rangers could have done. It is far from certain that he would have managed to develop the way he did with another year bouncing from AHL and NHL.

And what a way to profit. I was hoping that he would be able to produce some good games here and there, and maybe put up an assist or two. For him to be a high impact player in the playoffs is making me all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Unless I remember wrong he had the 2nd or third highest TOI of the forwards the last 2 games. Seeing as these games were slightly important in the terms of "nothing-can-go-wrong", Torts must really have cast aside all worries about the miniature hockey player

No it was a mistake, this could've been going on for several years now, but torts dismissed zuccarello on multiple occasions..

Amazing Kreiderman 05-14-2013 10:05 AM

People seem to forget he was playing like this last year before he broke his wrist. Upon breaking his wrist, he still had the heart to clear the puck before skating to the bench. This kid is amazing.

Kershaw 05-14-2013 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Amazing Kreiderman (Post 66026647)
People seem to forget he was playing like this last year before he broke his wrist. Upon breaking his wrist, he still had the heart to clear the puck before skating to the bench. This kid is amazing.

Yup.

He was playing great on a very deep roster. He made Boyle score a lot down the stretch. That wrist injury was devastating to Zucc and Rangers playoff chances.

qwertyaas 05-14-2013 10:31 AM

Love how Zuc plays like he's 6'4 220lbs. He doesn't back down.

The chemistry between him and Brassard is great. If Nash starts going, having those two on the line with their passing skills will be huge.


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