Thread: Value of: Rights to Mats Zuccarello
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02-06-2013, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CM Lundqvist View Post
While I don't think he was handled properly within the Rangers organization, I don't think he did much to help his cause. In the right scenario he could possibly be an effective NHL player.

However, the reality of it is that his value is next to nothing and teams looking for an offensive shot in the arm will most likely make big moves before trading any such sort of asset for him.
This ^ is generous.
Someone injury ravaged, looking for a body late in the season, hoping to catch lightning in a bottle might take a chance, but that's it.

Zuc is talented up to a point on offensive moves and dekes, etc., and is great if you are giving him penalty shots for your team (rare) and he is relatively mobile, but he is not NHL fast enough to generate the speed he needs to show off those moves. He gets shut down, and can't prevail vs. bigger, stronger faster NHL types.

I take what we can get, which I expect is nothing.
Use the contract spot otherwise next time.

Hang in there, (OP) JB, keep trying...

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