Thread: Player Discussion: Mats Zuccarello
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04-19-2013, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Lets say Zuccarello is really a .5 PPG player in the NHL? So what?

Besides offensive ability that doesnt translate to stellar - or even good - production, the rest of his game is severely lacking by NHL standards.
Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
I think his career can mirror that of PA Parenteau. A guy capable of putting up big numbers (60 points, perhaps) on terrible teams.

Just my opinion, but I dont think he'll ever be a complete enough player to be a focal point on a truly contending NHL team.
I can agree with that. However, I would not mind PA on the Rangers 2nd/3rd line as a depth scorer. That is what separates the good offensive teams from the bad ones. When Nash and Stepan are not scoring, you have to have guys who can step up and score 50-60 points. I think MZA can do that. On top of his other skills like the shootout and puck possession.

He can also play both wings which is important for a coach.

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