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12-02-2012, 10:38 AM
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Zucker vs Nyquist

Who's going to be the better NHL player? They're both the same size, both should have been drafted earlier, and both have high level skill. They're scoring at roughly the same clip in the AHL. Nyquist might be the better playmaker and Zucker the better scorer.

In college, Nyquist outscored Zucker the one year they were both there.

Nyquist: 18+33=51 in 36 games.
Zucker: 23+22=45 in 40 games.

Of course, this is hardly fair because it's a junior vs a freshman. We could point out both that Nyquist's freshman year was worse (13+19=32 in 38 games) and that the WCHA is probably a stronger league than Hockey East. However, Nyquist's sophomore year was no doubt better than Zucker's. Zucker went 22+24=46 in 38 games and Nyquist lead the nation in scoring with 19+42=61 in 39 games. So I'm not sure college stats tell the tale.

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