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02-29-2012, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
Zuccarello isn't an option for this team IMO. He simply is not strong or fast enough to be effective in this system as anything other than a PP specialist. I really like Zuccarello and think he could be successful in the right system, but on a team where defense is the first order of business, and offense comes in the form of counterattack and puck possession, he isn't going to add anything.

Where would he slide in? He's a top-6 or bust player. He isn't going to overtake any of Gaborik, Callahan, Hagelin, or Anisimov. And playing him in the bottom-6 would make not a lick of sense, even over a barely-NHLer John Mitchell, simply because he doesn't fit in such a situation.
Disagree. He moves Hags down. Carl is a very good player but he is not all that creative. Zucc, on the other hand is very creative, sees the ice extremely well and has high end finishing skills. I agree that he should not be in the bottom six but i think he helps us on Richards' line and especially on the PP. Remember he was .5ppg last year with limited ice time. It's not time to give up on him and we need offense. I say give it a shot. We have plenty of dead wood on the 3rd and 4th lines who can sit for a couple of games (Feds?)

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