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11-25-2011, 07:02 AM
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if your only contribution is on the powerplay you should not be on an nhl team. 5 on 5 he is complete liability. we have a team full of guys who pass well and don't finish well, we don't need any more. the rest of those guys are also much better defensively, and much more balanced players.
6 goals in 42 games isn't exactly what we're looking for
. he doesn't skate well, he doesn't forecheck, he's an average shooter and gets bullied around by everyone bigger than him on the ice (so...everyone on the ice)
if you watched him in the nhl this preseason and regular season he has been completely undeserving of a spot.
These kind of arguments amazes me
Yes, 6 goals in 42 games is not VERY impressiv, but his total points are IMO really good. 23 points in 42 games, .55 p/game. Almost the exact same as Stepan, and with this pace through the whole season it would hold to a 5th place for rookies. He played most of his minutes in the third line. Even more impressive.
Zuke is a playmaker and I wouldnīt expect more than about 15 goals from him in a full NHL season. But he would be capable of putting up a huge amount of assists. Definetely a 60-70 points guy.
If we are not looking for 6 goals in 42 games, are we looking for 11 golas in 63 games (EC)? Are we looking for 12 goals in 73 games (WW)?
Last season EC had 27 points in 63 games => .43
Last season WW had 35 points in 73 games => .48
Both beaten by Zuccarello.
I have no problems with peopleīs opinion about Zuke, that they prefer EC and WW and others, but please donīt use his stats to argue with, as he was in the top last year in points/game, points/minute and actually lead the Rangers last years with PP assists.
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