Thread: Confirmed with Link: Mats Zuccarello Re-signs (1 year, $1.15M)
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07-12-2013, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
Yes, he's getting boned.

He got prematurely sent down in the 2010-11 season.

He gets no oppurtunity in the playoffs, despite plugs like Rupp costing the team with their undisciplined and lack of mobility. The Rangers get heavily outchanced in the 2012 series vs. the Devils.

He was even bothered a contract extension, despite the Rangers having a ton of capspace before the lockout happened.

Then he comes back and pretty much changes the dynamics of the team with his puck possession ability. The Rangers go on to have one of the best records league-wide with Zuccarello in the lineup, primarily due to his dominance at controlling the flow of the game.

Point totals be damned, he was a good player, especially in his recent stint.

For all the raving on Hagelin's puck possession game, Zuccarello beats him in the dust.
I think having a final 10-15 games against the dregs of the National Hockey League had a ton more to do with the Rangers record down the stretch than Zuccarello.

I don't think I've seen a Ranger more overrated by the fanbase than Zuccarello, seriously.

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