Saw a lot of Zidlicky when I lived in ND and watched Wild games. He reminds me of a forward playing point on the PP. He can be muscled off the puck by guys like Stepan, Boyle, Prust, etc. But he can also be dangerous with it in the offensive zone, almost like a poor man's Zubov.
I am getting tired of the media nonsense about no team having gone 7 games in the first two rounds ever winning a cup.
Here is the history of all teams that have gone 7 games in the first two rounds:
Chicago 90 lost 4-1 Edmonton
Toronto 93 lost 4-3 Kings
Toronto & Clorado 2002 lost 4-2 and 4-3 Carolina and Detroit
Minnesota 2003. Swept by Anaheim
Carolina 2009 swept by Pittsburgh
Montral 2010 Lost 4-1 Philly
In just about all of these instances, the better team won.
Even in caes where the team with fewer points won, one could argue they were the better team anyway.
Perhaps Toronto losing in 2002 was an upset. The others, no.
This is simply a stat for stats sake; completely meaningless.
Congrats ladies and gents on the win tonight!!!! the Debbies haven't faced a legit goalie in ever, not to mention the best one in the league, please flood the Rock with blue and please pound these guys through the ice, their D is average at best, and Kovy and Parise are they're offensive threats, please for the love of all that is holy beat these guys out of the playoffs
I don't make predictions.... But I will share this experience with you as a matter of fact... Got a special 'vibe' during the game that the Rangers will win it all this year.... Do with that what you want.