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01-04-2013, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by egelband View Post
thank you. there was always an undertone of sentiment that this guy was hard-done and a diamond in the rough. but i don't buy it. he played over 50 games with the rangers. were he that good, he would have stuck. instead he and his fans whined and the rangers sent him on his way. nothing really against the guy but he got a much better shot than many who don't complain and don't have the benefit of a fan club. i'm sure there's a place for him in hockey and i imagine he could even get a shot at good minutes with a second division team a la parenteau. but the idea that he was mistreated irritates me and pisses on a lot of better players who got a lot less and took it much better.
Just to clarify this point--Zuccarello signed in the KHL, but the Rangers did qualify him and retain his rights. So while they didn't necessarily desire his services, they didn't want to kick him to the curb for nothing. There's still some level of interest there.

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