Friday, August 27, 2010

MZA Prepared to Play in Hartford

In an interview with a Norwegian website, Mats Zuccarello-Aasen says that he's prepared for anything during training camp including being sent to Hartford.

On playing in the more physical NHL, MZA adds...

"Everyone is talking about that it's so physical game in the NHL. Physical games are everywhere. It is perhaps somewhat more intense in the NHL, since the path is less than what we have in Europe."

...similar to Grachev, I just don't see a spot on this team for MZA. He will really need to light it up, while another player falters for him to make the Rangers out of camp.

...i have expressed all summer long my concern about MZA being able to hold his own in the more physical NHL, but he seems prepared for it which can only help.

...h/t to reader Tim W.

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4 comments:

Rick said...

I agree also. It's not just the physical aspect that has questions but also the smaller ice surfaces producing a quicker game with less time and space being the issue. I can see Hartford being a strong possibility and going from there.

Jack said...

I could see him adapting quickly to the NHL/AHL with the first half of the season spent in the AHL....and then have him called up for the last half/quarter of the season....

ry-man said...

i hope he plays really well over here. i'd like to see a hometown fleury who isnt past his prime and an alcoholic.

AnnoyingJoe said...

I was checking out some MZA modo videos on you-tube...damn that dudes small. He looks nifty and quick but i can see him getting laid out, his chins at elbow-level