MZA Understands Decreased Ice Time

mza2Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants was able to speak with Mats Zuccarello about his recent decrease in ice time…

“Guys go through ups and downs,” Zuccarello said after this morning’s optional skate. “Obviously, almost all the (injured) players are back so I get less time on the ice. All players want to play as much as they can but I do the best I can. I just have to stay positive. I try to pay attention to everything out there. It’s exciting, too. It’s like watching a game on TV but with better seats. Obviously, if we win, it doesn’t matter.”

MZA’s ice time has gone from an average of about 15 minutes per game down to a season low 8:24 against the Kings last night. Zuccarello has 3g, 11a in 24 games this season.

…this was a topic of conversation when I was on Blueshirt Banter Radio the other night. If MZA is only going to get 8 minutes a night should he be sent back to the Whale so he can get first line minutes? I think that answer depends on what the organization’s plan is for this team. If they want to develop young players at the NHL level he needs to be getting ice time over players such as Wolski, Prospal, Avery (hurts to say it) and Fedotenko when he comes back. However, if they want to develop these guys while being competitive then maybe sending him down to the Whale isn’t the worst idea.

…either way, giving him just eight minutes a night isn’t helping anyone.

…this philosophy also goes for Del Zotto.

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MZA Understands Decreased Ice Time

mza2Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants was able to speak with Mats Zuccarello about his recent decrease in ice time…

“Guys go through ups and downs,” Zuccarello said after this morning’s optional skate. “Obviously, almost all the (injured) players are back so I get less time on the ice. All players want to play as much as they can but I do the best I can. I just have to stay positive. I try to pay attention to everything out there. It’s exciting, too. It’s like watching a game on TV but with better seats. Obviously, if we win, it doesn’t matter.”

MZA’s ice time has gone from an average of about 15 minutes per game down to a season low 8:24 against the Kings last night. Zuccarello has 3g, 11a in 24 games this season.

…this was a topic of conversation when I was on Blueshirt Banter Radio the other night. If MZA is only going to get 8 minutes a night should he be sent back to the Whale so he can get first line minutes? I think that answer depends on what the organization’s plan is for this team. If they want to develop young players at the NHL level he needs to be getting ice time over players such as Wolski, Prospal, Avery (hurts to say it) and Fedotenko when he comes back. However, if they want to develop these guys while being competitive then maybe sending him down to the Whale isn’t the worst idea.

…either way, giving him just eight minutes a night isn’t helping anyone.

…this philosophy also goes for Del Zotto.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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