Mika Zibanejad - How good will he be? Comparisons?
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02-26-2013, 09:36 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Got to laugh at the people who are disappointed with a 19 year old player who is adjusting to smaller ice and was coming off some health issues the past year. He isnt really a hossa type guy where he will dominate the opposing team with his puck possession in their end. Nor do I understand the michalek comparison, michalek is a talented grinder who has a knack for scoring when he is near the goal crease. The only resemblance zibanejad has to those guys are his size and speed.
Personally I see zibanejad in his prime being the most dynamic player outside of karlsson/spezza on the sens. He will probably be the best defensive forward and goal scorer when he fills out and gains more experience, we have already seen flashes of him being able to read the play and steal pucks or cause turnovers in the opposing team's. His hockey IQ was the only doubt I had and no longer have. He has a great shot, and has shown signs of his physicality hence the OV comparisons. No where near the goal scorer or dominance OV had in his prime, so this is strictly a stylistic comparison (as I know there are retards on this board who need statements like the above to be specifically detailed).
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