I wish they would sign him to a full year instead of 2/3 of a year.
"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB "Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
"Used to be only Twinkies and cockroaches could survive a nuke. I'd add Habs to that. I'm convinced the CH stands for Club du Hypocrisy." - Gee Wally
0.5 ppg that should come cheaply, get it done slats. I like the creativity he adds but he has a tendency to get dominated against bigger teams like Boston in the playoffs.
A tendency.. Sounds like the guy has a sample size of a full career when in fact he has played a total of 2 playoff series (plus 1 playoff game prior to injury last year). One in which Torts decided to put him on a non-scoring line after one game.
The guy will get better. He has shown us time after time that he will impress us, and he does not even have a full season behind him. Previous NHL-players of short stature have generally been late bloomers.
As for those worried about his scoring, I believe he will score. He has scored plenty in every league he was in prior to the NHL and on national level. In the KHL he was still troubled by his hand, so that affected his shot quite a bit.
Ive liked his game since right before he broke his wrist last year. This year he took it to the next level. Plus hes got bigger stones than more than half the team, and hes half the size. Whats not to like about this guy.
I'm excited to see what he does for the team the next few years. Especially if the playing style moves away from dump the puck and then suck at retrieving it, and if Sather gets personnel who can anticipate and handle more offensive creativity.
It's not just that Zuke can pass well. He also thinks creatively and sees the ice well. So he can anticipate a good scoring opportunity AND then also thread that pass. It's just a matter of whether who he plays with can do something with that pass.