Thread: Mats Zuccarello
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04-19-2013, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Your Corsi usage after 9 games this season is truly bizarre, and a perfect example of selective stat surfing to prove some sort of point. Theres plenty of guys on that list that have played 5x the amount of games as Zuccarello with much tougher minutes

Anyway, you see, I dont think Im saying anything bad about Zuccarello. Or, at least, I feel like most people with sane expectations of the NHL games wouldnt disagree that, outside of offensive creativity, the guy needs a lot of work to his game.

I am not saying he cant be a contributing member of this mediocre NY Rangers team. Expectations need to be scaled for an undrafted player who, through about 50 NHL games, has proven to be an incomplete player that can produce at 2nd/3rd line tweener levels. Im not sure he can be much more, and if he can be, I just think it'll be on a perpetually bad team. Thats not saying hes a bad player, but it is saying I dont think he could be a true difference maker on a competitor.

Not sure how that honest and blunt assessment of a player can be viewed as me saying "Mats Zuccarello sucks," unless of course you simply love the little guy and/or have draped yourself in the Norwegian flag.
Discussing this with you is futile when you have a confirmation bias, too the extent you refuse to read anything of his adv stats, and will regard any and all other facts and arguments as flawed when they don't support your bias, and likewise, will latch on to everything supporting it.

Even your arguments starts with the equivalent of " I'm not racist, but..."

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