Thread: Confirmed with Link: Mats Zuccarello Re-signs (1 year, $1.15M)
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07-12-2013, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
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.
Are we suppose to discount what he did then? The way he helped a team that was on the brink of looking on the outside before he was slotted in the lineup? Richards and Pyatt, while having abysmal seasons in terms of shot differentials did a complete 180 when Zuccarello was put on a line with them.

http://stats.hockeyanalysis.com/show...3&sit=5v5close

Just take a look in CF% when together and teammate when apart. Notice how it's drastically higher when they are put together. This means that Zuccarello helps elevate the play of his linemates at a high level.

And he's not even remotely close to being the most overrated when the majority were sold on him being a fringe player when he went to Russia.

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