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04-08-2011, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by TigerJack View Post
Correction: He has sucked in his last two shootouts. Why? Because Tortorella used him in the shootout being stone cold after sitting the whole third periode + overtime.

To me itīs plain stupid to call up Zuccarello just to bench him, and wait for a shootout. It would have been better for him to play in Hartford with about 20 mins ice time, producing points and building confidence.

I choose to believe that Torts sees him as a replacement for Callahan, and gives him plenty of minutes. Let him also play 4 on 4 in OT if it goes there.
Christensen does the same thing, doesn't seem to be a problem.

Can't believe we're using the "He was on the bench all game" excuse for not succeeding in a shootout.

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