Mika Zibanejad is the real deal.
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12-05-2012, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by
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Perhaps the point is that a player that didn't dominate at 19 did develop markedly, to say the least, in the following couple years of his career. Silfverberg developed extremely well, if ZIbanejad develops on a lesser level, he's probably gonna turn into a pretty solid NHLer and a nice pick compared to most 6th overalls.
It shows how griping about a pick and ripping up his future at 19 is just silly.
It's normal for 19 year olds to get a lot better as they age and mature physically...and gain experience.
Yes, I understand that's what he was getting at, but just putting a stat line out there doesn't mean much, really. Could've put Robert Nilsson's junior year stat lines there to show that players putting up points can still bust. I don't know how that would counter the argument about Ziba never being a top scorer anywhere (except in low-level tournaments with the national team).
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