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WORLDSTARHIPHOP 09-13-2011 08:27 PM

Mika Zibanejad is the real deal.
The second half of the rookie tournament, his play has improved tremendously. Overall he's a bloody awesome PF that has some finesse to his play. It's been awhile since I've seen such a nice backhand too :yo:

So now we have seen him in action, what are you thoughts?

ReginKarlssonLehner 09-13-2011 08:29 PM

No duh.

Senateurs 09-13-2011 08:31 PM

So happy we drafted him. The guys a beast!

The Fuhr* 09-13-2011 08:32 PM

Hossa part two... that's my wish.
Has the talent but a long way to go before that comparison would be fair

sens2k9 09-13-2011 08:33 PM

Reminds me of Sundin, really. Early days

SpezDispenser 09-13-2011 08:34 PM

VERY impressed.

bdp 09-13-2011 08:35 PM

Our number one prospect IMO.

Shanny 09-13-2011 08:36 PM

Can't wait to see how he fairs against the big boys in the NHL

Minister of Offence 09-13-2011 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by Broken Tier (Post 36678725)
Our number one prospect IMO.

Yeah wasn't long before I thought this too.

If this guy gets big, like 220-225 big, he could be somethin.

The Expert 09-13-2011 08:45 PM

Wayne Gretzky

L'Aveuglette 09-13-2011 08:50 PM

Will wait until main camp to get too excited, but I'm happy from what little I've seen/heard. Can't forget he's only 18. His development is quite outstanding.

HSF 09-13-2011 08:50 PM

i agree with Sundin comparison if he develops well he should be real good. He has the drive and complete package on the ice

The Waffler 09-13-2011 08:51 PM

Da costa sucks.


Originally Posted by The Expert (Post 36679025)
Wayne Gretzky

Fenix Rises 2026 09-13-2011 08:56 PM

He's got the whole package, and I suspect he will be a superstar in this league. Da Costa has been playing lights out, and I still think he's way behind the 8 ball to stay in this race.

If we had picked him first overall, I would be happy with the pick right now.

PatrickEaves 09-13-2011 08:57 PM

I don't really see Sundin. Sundin's was at his best below the hash marks, controlling the puck in the corners before methodically making a play.

Zib is more of a transition player like Hossa (when he was an Ottawa Senator under the Martin system), at his best when going full speed.

Emerica 09-13-2011 08:57 PM

Love his faceoffs.

WORLDSTARHIPHOP 09-13-2011 08:59 PM


Originally Posted by Emerica (Post 36679421)
Love his faceoffs.

One thing that stood out was he won a large amount of faceoffs. I can't believe that set play w/ Petersson almost worked out again.

mat_sens 09-13-2011 08:59 PM

I see him as a Gretzky-Crosby Hybrid with a little touch of superman.

His Beardliness* 09-13-2011 08:59 PM


Originally Posted by The Expert (Post 36679025)
Wayne Gretzky

More like Mario Lemieux IMO.

sens2k9 09-13-2011 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by mat_sens (Post 36679501)
I see him as a Gretzky-Crosby Hybrid with a little touch of superman.

So, Alfie-lite?

4thliner* 09-13-2011 09:04 PM

Another Hossa at least with more abrasiveness and gumption and motor to his game.

Heck Hossa was not this impressive until having a year in Portland after the draft.

I am afraid Mika will force his way to the team even though I think going back to the SEL would mean he would come to NA next year as a dominant young player and ROY favorite IMO.

He would go beasting in the WJC also.

Afro Thunder* 09-13-2011 09:04 PM

Kind of reminds me of Batman on skates.

4thliner* 09-13-2011 09:07 PM

Beats watching the slow footed Couturier float around the ice and cycle the puck behing the net the odd number of times I will tell you that much

Iamok 09-13-2011 09:07 PM

Not sure about the whole superstar thing, but it is pretty obvious that as far as prospects go, he's one of the most well-rounded ones out there. The guy is just good at everything.

I was so disappointed that we didn't get one of the other 5 at the draft, but now I couldn't care less.

Shanny 09-13-2011 09:11 PM

I really want to see a Petersson-Zibanejad-Alfie line during the preseason.

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