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12-30-2013, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Idlerlee View Post
A case could be made that both their productions would be even higher if Richards and Nash had done what they in particular are paid to do. Same goes with Captain Glassahan and Stepan.

St. Louis broke out with 70 points. Zucca is on pace for 57 with a Rangers team that are being lead in scoring by a rookie who didnt even make the team out of camp. Or more interestingly, if he continues the production since the scratch he could very well end up at 70.

Now obviously he isnt St. Louis, he especially lacks the deathly finish. But from a fan standpoint its really fun to see a typical underdog at least partially live up to the hype.

Anyway this is only a lot of what if's, we can sum up the tally when the season ends
And we'll come up with the same solution, that this team doesn't have many very good to great hockey players. Zuccarello and Kreider are playing really well now, at the expense of players that used to play really well in a different system and coach. And we've got quite a few players that, quite frankly, have never played well at the NHL level.

We're all set with "wingers that'd be really really good players with a franchise-level center" though -- which one can argue is that easiest thing to be "all-set with." But yea, Zuccarello is cool, great, lets keep him.

And lets talk about him instead of the franchise center, bottom 6 depth, and defensemen this team needs. I feel like this is a soap opera. Zucs is Tyrion Lannister.

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