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05-24-2012, 01:34 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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MZA helps tremendously with exactly the skill you're talking about.
He has the patience and calmness under pressure to hold onto the puck for an extra second and find the open man to get the powerplay set up.
He also makes the right pass in the neutral zone / heading over the blue-line to gain the zone with speed and numbers.
I don't want him playing unless he's very close to 100% but there's no doubt he'd both help get the PP set up, and help us make a play to score a goal on it.
I agree with the bolded above, however when MZA was used on the Power Play, at no point was he utlized in the way you mentioned (to take the puck into the zone or lead the pass into the zone). Maybe he had done that in the AHL or SEL, but at no point did I see that on display or utilzed by the Rangers PP at this level.
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