Since re-joining the Rangers, Mats Zuccarello has looked like the playmaking, offensive threat they thought they were getting when they signed him two years ago. Zuccarello talked to Larry Brooks at the New York Post about what's different this time…
“I feel more confident on the ice. The last time I was here I was way too worried about what would happen if I made a mistake. I decided that this time I would just give it my all and play with the mindset that I have nothing to lose.”
Zuccarello has an assist in three games since re-signing with the Rangers.
…while Zuccarello really hasn't had an effect on the score sheet, his playmaking ability has been on display every game and, in my opinion, jump started Richards. He has also showcased a physical brand of play that is important for a smaller player as well as some much needed energy to a team that was in desperate need of it.
…i've never been a fan of Zuccarello, but if he continues to play this way I'll have no choice but to convert.