Thread: Player Discussion: Mats Zuccarello
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04-01-2013, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
He looks like he improved on his skating.

When he was here for his first two stints, he was clearly skilled enough to play at this level, but his combination of lack of size and lack of speed hurt him big time.

Now, his first step seems much more explosive and he's buzzing around the ice. He's also no pushover despite his small stature. He's no MSL, but he's a skilled player that might have a future here. Hopefully his skating is continually improved upon, because, if it is, I have hope for him in this league.
Spot on. I was impressed with how he played physically (even if it was against MTL). He doesn't shy away from contact at all and he seems to be a much better skater.

I'm not ready to anoint him prince of NY, but it sure is fun to watch a guy that actually has talent and top notch passing. Almost forgot what it looked like in a Rangers uniform.

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