Mika Zibanejad is the real deal.
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12-02-2012, 01:09 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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I agree to an extent, but the lack of scoring is what bothers me. That is just something that you either can do, or can't do.
I can't even count how many times I've seen Michalek blow a breakaway or a great chance, and yet he's still put up a couple of 60 point seasons.
If Zibanejad has worse hands than that...I just don't understand why expectations are so high for him.
I don't think the lack of production has much to do with his hands as it does to him adjusting to a smaller ice surface, a new position and new linemates.
IMO he has looked more comfortable at center and if Petersson was finishing better Zib would have more points.
However I admit I tend to believe playing within the structure of the team and winning, is better for player development than pure point production.
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