I'm no psychiatrist or whatever, but how else can you explain Zednik's utter fear of cutting into the slot? It has to have come from the McLaren hit. It's not like he's playing the same way and getting less points - he altered his game for the worse.
Why do people keep saying that. The following season was probably his best.
I think because, though his following season may have been fantastic, the playoffs - prior to McLaren's hit - was the best we had seen of him. Period. He actually drove to the net at that point in his career, instead of circling it.
Too bad for the Caps and Zednik.
I always enjoyed him in Montreal and will never forget how big of a Monster he was in the playoffs. 8 points in 4 games against the Bruins before the Mclaren hit was just crazy