Thread: Confirmed with Link: Mats Zuccarello Re-signs (1 year, $1.15M)
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07-12-2013, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by SKS View Post
First of all, he is above .5pg. Secondly, first you classify him as unproven and need a larger sample size - however, that sample size can only be attributed to possible downside, not possible upside due to the lack of games?

"looking good without production" will not matter over the long haul - but when you are saying that his sample size is too small, in which i agree, then that argument suddenly becomes much more valid. Over a 60ish game sample size it is very possible to get unlucky with production.
For various reasons, its taken him 3 years to play 67 NHL games. All of a sudden, that makes him a 40-50 point player over a full NHL season - something hes never come close to doing.

The sample size is too small, he adds some offensive creativity with mundane production so far, and - most importantly - give the cap situation, its a bit foolish to hand over a 1 way deal to the guy for $2M per.

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