Zids is playing exactly how he is going to. A genuine PMD. He is going to make mistakes at times and may cost us some goals. But at the same time he has 4 points in 5 games.
I know it's a new thing for Devils fans and some have ridiculous expectations. But there is a reason we got him for scraps. He will put up points but will struggle in other areas. We bought a Zidlicky, not a Webber.
No one really appreciates how good of a player he is. I think it's a combination of a bunch of factors:
1. Not a flashy player in the slightest
2. NJ Devil
3. NCAA player
4. 6th? round draft pick
5. Came out of no where
6. Incredibly dull name. Sounds like the lame kid in high school that everyone knew but no one cared to talk to.
All of these are definitely reasons for it. I think it's mostly because of his draft position though. You never hear about the late round picks who quietly make the NHL, the hype is always with the top picks.