Zucc needs to get his **** together, as does Pouliot but I think Zucc is playing further below his level of play than Benoit is.
The three players I defended and emphasized as valuable this summer was Strålman, Zuccarello, and Pouliot, but while Strålman has been every bit as good as I expected and maybe even exceeding my expectations, the other two guys hasn't at all.
Zucc has been an elite possession player so far in his career, yet his possession numbers have been awful this season, even when compared to his linemates. Pouliot has been a high-percentage scorer and good possession player in his career yet he has shown neither so far.
I believe we can mount as serious challenge for the division and even the PT, but if we are to do that guys like Zucc and Pouliot need to play to their potential.
So I really, really, want Zucc to have a breakout game tomorrow, just like most of the team had against the Caps the other night.