I think what Zucc is lacking is Tort's "trust." He just doesn't feel comfortable putting a player like Zucc out there with the defensively responsible system we play and the success we are having. He just isn't the prototypical forward that has now become our benchmark this season. I'm sure there's a place for him somewhere in the league.
As much as i would love having zucc in the nyr, im pretty sure he wont stay here. Our offensive lineup works great without him for the moment, and mitchell and Hagelin stands first in line right now. And when kreider gets up here, there simply aint room for our little fella.
Hope he gets moved and can play for another nhl team. I think zuccs wants to have more icetime at f,ex the islanders or devils, knowing they probably wont make the playoffs, than beeing stuck in the ahl waiting for a callup in ny.
Move him - its best for both zucc and the club. Its as easy as that.
“I have a lot to prove, and I have a lot of game left after not being allowed to play my game for the last four years,” Avery told The Post before returning to New York from Florida, where he was given notice of the move Friday morning.
"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
Sestito still on the make a wish tour. - rholt168
Naslund I've heard but everything else seems like bs, specifically the torts part. Can i have a quote or link for the Gernander reference?
Also, Torts seems to have done an amazing job developing our young guys. If he though Zucc would improve the team he'd be on it, no doubt about it.
Since Torts came here we've seen young guys take the games to whole new levels such as
Boyle (certainly improved, still not great though)
I have 100% faith in Torts doing the right thing with young guys and not making them feel insecure as you say. If MZA can't take the heat then he's not made to be on this team.
i will say that i do remember msg telecast saying that the CT Whale brass telling nyr to call up mza if they need someone and that was right after he was sent down, but torts wanted more strength in the lineup, but i would imagaine that the ct whale brass still feels the same about mza.