Will the "Zucc" be back? (3/25: Agrees to terms)
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02-01-2013, 05:05 PM
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Shying away from contact and getting run over physically by much bigger players are two different things. MZA is not shy. He is also not big enough-strong enough lined up against a lot of other NHL forwards. It's not a question of courage or will. His problem is he is tiny and at even strength has to be spotted into the lineup. He wasn't ever able to crack the top 6 which leaves him in the no man's land of fighting for a spot reserved for people who forecheck, hit, fight and penalty kill--things that are not his strengths. Bottom 6 NHL forward slots don't always go to the more talented player. The basic requirement for those players is that they can skate and grind.
The other thing about Torts--he's a small guy who played in the minors and never made it. He was the guy that St. Louis first prospered under. If MZA were for real he'd be on this team.
guys are always looked past, Parenteau has been great since leaving the Rangers. They are dummies for not giving the guy more time.......Zuccarello could do just fine and he would VERY helpful right now given the lack of depth
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