Thread: Speculation: Rangers shopping Zuccarello?
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07-20-2011, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerEsq View Post
How much value could they get for him? If I'm another team, my logic would be, "The Rangers need offensive players, so why are they giving up on MZA?" Then I would give at most a low-ball offer. It's different for proven players since teams are familiar with them, but when it comes to rookies with a limited reputation, you normally get low value in trades.

You have to assume that the Rangers gave up on Zuccarello if they are willing to deal him for something like a second round pick.
Bold: well said
Underline: that, or they want to scrap up every once of cap.

While undersized and that has another set of issues, the key real key is skating speed.
He probably has a good enough shot, and he's obviously got tremendous moves.
But he needs the better part of a step to get separation to make those moves and that shot truly effective.

Whether he stays or goes, I wish him the best.

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