Mika Zibanejad is the real deal 2.0
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01-31-2013, 01:04 AM
Join Date: Nov 2002
It's like you guys think I want Zibanejad to fail, when nothing could be further from the truth.
He obviously has a lot of raw skill, but for anyone to proclaim with any certainty that he is going to be a finisher...all I can ask is based on what?
Sure he has + skills in many areas, unfortunately burying the puck isn't one of them. Even guys like Chris Kelly and Shaun Van Allen lit it up in lower levels, which Zibanejad has not done, ever.
Neither did a whole lot in the NHL offensively.
None of that means that Zbad will never figure out how to finish. Maybe he will. However the overwhelming history of evidence suggests that guys that can't finish at lower levels, don't start finishing at the ultimate level.
There is absolutely nothing on Zbad's resume that would suggest that he is going to turn into an offensive dynamo at some point.
He is what he is. Maybe he'll develop into a 20-30 goal guy at some point.
Some of you are giving me crap because I don't see it happening. That is different than me bashing Zibanejad, which I have never done.
Maybe I've just been around too long. I've seen this story played out a dozen times.
Whatever Zibanejad becomes is ok. Some people want to jump all over me because I am taking a cautious approach to my expectations.
I'd love Mika to score 20 or 30, but all you guys that are acting like it's a done deal are the ones that are puffin' the pipe...nomasayin'?
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