Mika Zibanejad is the real deal.
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12-02-2012, 10:10 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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I think that its a pity Zibanejad was signed last year in Sweden because if he spent a year or two in the OHL he would have had a more realistic chance of reaching his full potential
While I agree last year in the SEL wasn't the best situation for Zib, I still believe playing against men in a good league is better than dominating in juniors from a development perspective.
Zib is playing top line minutes in the AHL, also on the PP and PK. Overall he has looked very strong, just not flashy yet.
The only real knock people may have against him is production.
However it is worth keeping in mind he, like Silf, is adjusting to NA rinks, AHL schedules and travel, as well as playing out of position for the first 14 games or so.
There is nothing I see with Zib that suggests he isn't going to be a good NHL player, the only question is how good.
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