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11-25-2013, 06:05 PM
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Playoffs against the Caps if i recall ? (or am i so tired that i've started making stuff up...lol)
Yep, that's it...when we played the Caps 7 games, and won.

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11-25-2013, 10:58 PM
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There's a big difference between 16 minutes with Pyatt and Boyle compared to 17 minutes with Kreider and Stepan.
Most of the playoffs Zuccarello played with Brassard, who led the team in points--and let's not forget that Boyle had 3 goals, tying him with Hagelin for 2nd on the team.

Without his playoff performance Zuccarello probably wouldn't have been re-signed.

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11-25-2013, 11:35 PM
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There's a GIANT Stanley Cup Playoffs logo in the shot
What can i say, i was so tired i could hardly see straight (was so tired that i missed the game)

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11-26-2013, 09:21 AM
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Most of the playoffs Zuccarello played with Brassard, who led the team in points--and let's not forget that Boyle had 3 goals, tying him with Hagelin for 2nd on the team.

Without his playoff performance Zuccarello probably wouldn't have been re-signed.
What if the was the opposite reason? That it was Zucc helping Brassard with his performance? Brassard doesn't exactly blow up NHL at the moment, and Boyle isn't a scoring machine either.
But how could I forgot, his short. Couldn't possible be like that.

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11-26-2013, 03:29 PM
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What if the was the opposite reason? That it was Zucc helping Brassard with his performance? Brassard doesn't exactly blow up NHL at the moment, and Boyle isn't a scoring machine either.
But how could I forgot, his short. Couldn't possible be like that.
Zucc-bashers never see it that way. If he picked up 3 points a game he'd still have to prove himself..

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11-26-2013, 03:33 PM
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What if the was the opposite reason? That it was Zucc helping Brassard with his performance? Brassard doesn't exactly blow up NHL at the moment, and Boyle isn't a scoring machine either.
But how could I forgot, his short. Couldn't possible be like that.
Where have I suggested that Zuccarello was only good because of his linemates?*

Where have I complained/mentioned Zuccarello's size?*

Zuccarello spent last year in Russia because the Ranger organization was unwilling to sign him to a one-way contract--if he had come back and not performed well (making his linemates better was part of his performance), do you really think they would have gone through the hassle one more time? Zuccarello was definitely close to the edge.

*NEVER--feel free to poke around the various Zuccarello threads, if you doubt me. I am not everyone.

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11-26-2013, 03:39 PM
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Count me in the pleasantly surprised group. I admit that I didn't think he could regularly play in the NHL. I didn't really see him becoming an every day player due to his small size combined with average skating. I hope that he continues to get better.

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11-27-2013, 10:07 PM
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Another great game by Zucc tonight, two more points and MSG star.

And he always scores after making a mistake, hobbit mad seems to help

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11-27-2013, 10:17 PM
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Another great game by Zucc tonight, two more points and MSG star.

And he always scores after making a mistake, hobbit mad seems to help
pretty good although i hope that awful giveaway was just a rare thing that happened

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11-27-2013, 10:30 PM
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1 goals and 2 assists!

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11-27-2013, 11:56 PM
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1 goals and 2 assists!



Glad the Rangers still won the game. Terrible, terrible giveaway.

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11-28-2013, 12:24 AM
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Zucc is and will always be a bit of a liability in the defensive zone, but he is valuable enough in the offensive zone, on the PP, and in the shootout to be a useful player in the NHL.

I love Zucc. I'd like him to be signed long term.

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11-28-2013, 12:46 AM
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pretty good although i hope that awful giveaway was just a rare thing that happened
Zucc isnt exactlty known for his give aways...... Have a couple brutal ones this year though, and again, as every other player have. Brassard, Hagelin and DZ have had a whole lot this season. Richards and Callahan too. Let the guys play their game. This happens.

Just so happy that AV is the coach. He lets players make mistakes without punishing them and breaking up lines. Under Torts a give away like that would have put Zucc on the bench. AV lets him keep playing and make up for his mistake.

Btw, a wise man once said: Every single goal that is scored in sports is the result of a mistake from the defending team. A perfect defending team would simply not let a goal be scored on them

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11-28-2013, 02:17 AM
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Zucc is and will always be a bit of a liability in the defensive zone, .
Correct me if im wrong, but isnt the sum total of Zuccs mistakes in the defensive zone so far this season the sum total of one. Last nights mistake was a bad read of play, not related to his size or PKing abilities at all.

Think AV had something nice to say to him after the PP goal, he looked up at him when he got on the bench, all that redemption. Good night for him and the team in general to walk away with 5 goals.

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11-28-2013, 02:24 AM
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1 goals and 2 assists!
Unless I'm still drunk he only got. 1+1...

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11-28-2013, 02:42 AM
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Unless I'm still drunk he only got. 1+1...
You didn't get it.

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11-28-2013, 02:44 AM
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You didn't get it.
Oh yeah..

That pass..

That'll never show up on a highlight reel Clip though..

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11-28-2013, 02:46 AM
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^^^
Secondary assist on the first Kitty goal.

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Correct me if im wrong, but isnt the sum total of Zuccs mistakes in the defensive zone so far this season the sum total of one. Last nights mistake was a bad read of play, not related to his size or PKing abilities at all.

Think AV had something nice to say to him after the PP goal, he looked up at him when he got on the bench, all that redemption. Good night for him and the team in general to walk away with 5 goals.
He's had one or two unnecessary gaffes in the neutral zone too.

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11-28-2013, 03:46 AM
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If Zucc can keep up his post-scratch pace for the rest of the season, he'll end up with 61 points. Not bad at all.

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11-28-2013, 06:14 AM
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That was a bad turnover for sure, but you could tell from his reaction that his attempted pass/clear didn't go the way he wanted. I think he wanted to elevate the puck out of the zone and just flubbed it.

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11-28-2013, 06:38 AM
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On this offensively neutered team, Zuke is badly needed. Nothing else needs to be said actually.

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11-28-2013, 08:19 AM
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Zucc definately gets appreciation, AV has a decent line with him Kreider and Step. He seeks the open ice very well and gets there

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11-28-2013, 09:19 AM
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Zucc is and will always be a bit of a liability in the defensive zone, but he is valuable enough in the offensive zone, on the PP, and in the shootout to be a useful player in the NHL.

I love Zucc. I'd like him to be signed long term.
Really? Yet he's on the PK...

Forget the size thing, thats old and dumb. That bad pass was an accident, you don't see him mess around like that much.

I believe he played a little too relaxed, being up 3-0 and 10 mins left to play. But then the Panthers scored twice in a couple of mins, shows you can never relax in this game. Lesson learned.

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11-28-2013, 09:43 AM
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Hes prone to some really bad turnovers. He seems to be the ultimate high risk/medium reward player

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Zucc is and will always be a bit of a liability in the defensive zone, but he is valuable enough in the offensive zone, on the PP, and in the shootout to be a useful player in the NHL.

I love Zucc. I'd like him to be signed long term.
I do not see him as a defensive liability. I actually think he is solid defensively and I believe the coach does as well since he plays him on the PK and in other critical situations. The stats definitely do not show him as a defensive liability.

When Zooks makes an occasional turnover his haters (not you) are giddy and celebrating. When Boyle, Cally, etc make turnovers often they do not say a word. Well haters bad turnover or not we won the game and a big part of winning that game was Zooks goal and assist.

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