Will the "Zucc" be back? (3/25: Agrees to terms)
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02-01-2013, 06:47 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Elmira NY
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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
Not a fan of Parenteau's. He's capable of putting up points and not much else. What he did with the Islanders playing with Tavares, Moulson and with plenty of pwp needs to be put in some kind of perspective. He was never going to get that opportunity with the Rangers. He wasn't going to beat out the guys the Rangers had ahead of him and the Islanders continued to be a weak team even with him putting up those points. They simply did not have anyone better suited to play with Tavares.
Again--Zucc is not a good bottom line option. The Rangers this off season moved several players key to third line roles whether or not some of them sometimes got second line opportunities--Anisimov, Dubinsky, Fedetenko, Prust provided some offensive production but also all hit, forechecked, killed penalties and in the case of Prust and occasionally Dubinsky dropped the gloves. They could all be relied on late in games to be defensively responsible. They all were big enough and strong enough--were all situations players if need be. Zucc did not deserve to be in the lineup ahead of any of them--whatever additional help he could provide as a specialty player on our pwp was negated by his play or inability to play up to par in those other areas.
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