Silfverberg vs Zibanejad
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02-25-2013, 02:37 PM
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Zibanejad has played better with guys like Greening, Condra and O'Brien than he did when he was given a chance with the more skilled players like Alfredsson.
Don't ignore the timeline.
Initially Silf wasn't impressive with Spezza and he went through a few line iterations until MacLean moved him to the left side with Turris and Alfie. It is with Alfie he has looked his best.
Zibby's first game up, he was number one star playing in the top six, then struggled after a few games. Nothing surprising here, the kid had only played 5 or 6 games in Binghamton after returning from missing a month.
But since being scratched, he has been better in each subsequent game and has looked very good the last few games. He is skating well, winning faceoffs, being physical and creating chances.
It wasn't a mistake MacLean had Zib on the ice to take the faceoff in the TO game.
IMO Zibby shows more potential than Silf, and I like Silf a lot.
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