Mika Zibanejad is the real deal.
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09-16-2011, 05:50 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
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What I liked about Zibane was his size & skill, what concerns me about Zibane is what always concerns me with European players, will they be able to handle the physical aspect of the game? What will he do if he is challenged to fight? What if they target him, face wash after every play, constantly hitting him, trying to get him to retaliate? Will he be frustrated, will he retaliate or will he turn into Yashin & disappear?
From what I have seen so far, he seems to have an edge to his game & I'm hoping it will make him play even harder. Personally, I would like him to spend another yr in the SEL to get a little bigger, get a little more hungry, develop a mean streak & learn to work even harder on his game. Given him a spot to early could spoil him, let him wait & get hungrier for it. It won't hurt the Sens but could strengthen him mentally.
With the amount of toughness on the team this year I highly doubt anyone is gonna mess around with any of the top young players i.e. Karlsson, Filatov, Rundblad and that includes even 18 year old Zbad.
With his style I am sure he will piss some teams/players off and would like to send tough guys after him but it will be hard to do with Neil, Konopka, and Carkner in the line-up.
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