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04-06-2011, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by babyshamble View Post
Rumour has it that Rangers are going to release him to play for Norway in the World Championships, it has not been confirmed.
Actually there was an article in the paper not long ago where it was stated that the Rangers will NOT release Zuccarello to play for team Norway for as long as the Rangers/Whale are still playing.
I think that is good for him and his developement, if he wants to play in the NHL long term, he needs to play as much hockey in NA as possible IMO. Keep learning the style of play etc... Personally I would much rather see him succeed in the NHL than on our national team. If he does well in the NHL, it will attract more publicity for hockey in the media in Norway than if he plays for team Norway. Publicity is crucial in order for Norwegian hockey to grow. Zuccarello both as a person and player is a perfect poster boy for young hockey players in Norway. He has had to overcome a lot to get to where he is today and it shows that as long as you love hockey and is passionate about what you are doing like Mats is, anything is possible.

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