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05-07-2013, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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Does Zucca still get a lot of coverage in the Norwegian sports media? I remember after he signed here, we had a lot of folks saying that the press followed his every move, like the Japanese press with their players in MLB. Is it still like that?
Haha, you bet!
After every single game since he returned to Rangers, ther has been a story about the game. And not once have the headline missed out on the word "Zucca" or "Zuccarello".
"Zucca and Raners with a huge win"
"Zuccarello with an assist, but Rangers lose"
My favorite headline, and the most embarassing for the media was last year:
NHL-Zuccarello hit the post
Another newspaper followed up with:
Zuccarello hit the post and got a penalty
But despite a lot of embarrasing coverage in media Zuke has had a tremendous influence on the hockey interest in Norway. The New York Rangers obviously have multiplied their fan base in Norway by many numbers.
Remember, hockey in Norway is not a very big sport. The media have extremely little coverage, even the home league barely gets noticed. And when they do, it is usually because of a ugly tackle that causes injury or a brawl on the ice (fighting in norwegian hockey is banned and automatically gives players game suspensions).
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