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MZA may be back (The MZA Thread)
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11-14-2011, 10:57 AM
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Does Zuccarello realize that if he bolts for Europe he is limiting his chances to play in the NHL again? Other NHL teams could perceive him as a player who is unwilling to be patient and adapt to the NHL. Teams may view him as flight risk who threatens to bail out when things don't go his way. Going back to Europe where the ice is bigger and the style of play is different will only set him back.
Zuccarello got called up in mid to late December last year. He just needs to be patient. And, if anything, playing in the AHL now will make him a better player than he was before. Callahan and Del Zotto both had stints in the AHL after playing a significant time in the NHL, and it helped them both. And neither of them ever complained about it. Zuccarello needs to follow their lead, otherwise... see ya.
One of the best posts in this matter.
All though Callahan and Del Zotto were some years younger than Zuke at this time, I think the comparison is in place. Callahan is now the Captain of the team.
As said many times; I think his agent Ryman is doint too much talking, and probably saying a lot that doesnŽt even come from Zuke. Last year he faced a tremendous disappointment when being sent down after camp, but he worked hard and got rewardet around Christmas time. This summer he worked his ass off and became a beteter hockey player, and was actually one of the best players in camp and pre season games. Of course it must have been disappointing to be sent down AGAIN, but he i still putting up awesome numbers (10 points in 9 games so far).
It would be really strange if he doesnŽt get his chance. He should also have in mind that he only needs 15 games to pass a total of 60 games, and then it is all of a sudden more difficult for Rangers to send him down as he can ble claimed on waivers.
Hold on Zuke! YouŽll get your chance!
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