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12-06-2013, 03:48 PM
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I saw that as well, was this it?

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When Zuccarello signed an extension this summer, he made sure not to ask too high $$$ because he wanted cap space to re-sign Stepan #Team1st
If that is true then I'll just say I'm mighty impressed by his character. And so far he is certainly earning the dollars.

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12-06-2013, 04:21 PM
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Wow. That shows true class.

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12-06-2013, 04:38 PM
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You got the impression with Zucc that he wanted to play here, more than other NHL teams. Hopefully they find a way to come to a contract agreement with him this offseason for a raise, but a reasonable one.

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12-06-2013, 04:47 PM
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What we tend to forget is that during the Vancouver olympics Zucc was the biggest hype to emerge. He was working his magic against top NHL-talent. GMs were battling hard to sign an undrafted and very skilled forward who also won the points league and MVP in SEL.

He then chose NYR over many suitors and I think he truly cherishes the team and city. He WANTS to be here, and chose the rangers himself.

While Sather was probably a much bigger fan of Zucc than Torts, it is not as though Sather happened to scout him out from some backyard hockey league as the only one.

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12-06-2013, 04:50 PM
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More unlikely, however, were the circumstances under which Glen Sather aspired to seek out and sign said Zuccarello after almost a full year's departure from the club.

While we can agree, certainly, that other teams had an interest after the 2010 Olympics in Zuccarello, the degree of perseverance that Sather showed in offering him what amounted to a second chance and then a third, re-signing him this offseason is something that not any other GM would be certain to have.

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12-06-2013, 04:54 PM
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More unlikely, however, were the circumstances under which Glen Sather aspired to seek out and sign said Zuccarello after almost a full year's departure from the club.

While we can agree, certainly, that other teams had an interest after the 2010 Olympics in Zuccarello, the degree of perseverance that Sather showed in offering him what amounted to a second chance and then a third, re-signing him this offseason is something that not any other GM would be certain to have.
Darn it. Do you have to put it so well that I not only have to concede my point, but even fully agree? That is just not fair.

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12-06-2013, 06:55 PM
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Just to add:

All the Norwegian hockey brass advised him against going to the rangers in the first place.

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12-06-2013, 07:02 PM
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Just to add:

All the Norwegian hockey brass advised him against going to the rangers in the first place.
Yup, but the words of teammates Markus Naslund, Niklas Sundström and Peter Forsberg (who all warmly endorsed the Rangers) was something of a counterweight to that

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12-07-2013, 06:07 AM
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Yeah, I was wondering this summer when they reached an agreement before the negotiations went to arbitration. I think Zucc could have got around 1,5 mill if he wanted. Just shows what he is all about.

And I believe he can benifit from this next year. This, and his good play this season, if he keeps it up, could get him a nice long term contract after this season.

I think it´s realistic for Zucc to get a 3 year $2,5 mill deal next summer.

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12-07-2013, 06:03 PM
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He's our new goon, tough guys in the league better watch out

I guess he's the funny guy in the locker room...


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12-07-2013, 06:23 PM
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He's our new goon, tough guys in the league better watch out

I guess he's the funny guy in the locker room...

Thats why Mash got sent to chicago

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12-07-2013, 07:36 PM
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Game day appreciation



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12-07-2013, 09:20 PM
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In the land of make believe: If Zucc was waived today, who would realisticly claim him ?

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In the land of make believe: If Zucc was waived today, who would realisticly claim him ?
Tampa?

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12-07-2013, 09:32 PM
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In the land of make believe: If Zucc was waived today, who would realisticly claim him ?
This joke has already been beaten to death.

We get it.

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12-07-2013, 09:44 PM
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This joke has already been beaten to death.

We get it.
It wasnt actually meant as a joke. But Ill rephrase to traded, who takes him

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12-07-2013, 10:31 PM
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Id lock him up for multiple years provided he continues to play this way all year. The guy has been one of our best 3 players by far all year. He's changed his game so much for the better. More aggressive, quicker, smarter. Love what he's done.

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12-07-2013, 11:18 PM
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In the land of make believe: If Zucc was waived today, who would realisticly claim him ?
easily 1/3 of the NHL. Another 1/3 would want him, but dont have the room (roster or cap wise).

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12-08-2013, 06:02 AM
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It wasnt actually meant as a joke. But Ill rephrase to traded, who takes him
But can you pleace stop announcing Zuce's breakout year and shut outs for Hank? You become the king of jinxing, and I getting superstitious

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12-08-2013, 06:10 AM
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He and Richards are giving the Rangers the semblance of a 2nd line.

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12-08-2013, 08:23 AM
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But can you pleace stop announcing Zuce's breakout year and shut outs for Hank? You become the king of jinxing, and I getting superstitious
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Hey, no need for a sad face. I wasn't that serious.

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12-08-2013, 08:41 PM
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Hey, no need for a sad face. I wasn't that serious.
Oh no I meant it mostly as a reference to when I called shotout for Hank last night and then he let one in about a minute later :p

Pretty decent game by Zucc this.. Altho I'm slightly annoyed by AV's PP time priorities.

He's playing big names instead of players that are in stride. Zucc with 1:18 PP time is just laughable.

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12-09-2013, 08:01 PM
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20 points in 23 games since he was a healthy scratch against the Flyers. Can't ask for much better than that. Zucc has improved all in of the areas he's physically able to since he joined the NHL. Definitely deserves all of the time he's been getting.

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12-15-2013, 10:57 AM
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I think hes riding shotgun more than anything. Kreider's improved play is the catalyst.

No doubt Zuccarello is a creative player, but hes not big or strong enough to find the time and space needed on a consistent basis.
Since separated, Kreiders point production has decreased while Zuccarellos has increased, so it was actually Kreider holding Zucc back?

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