Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by mymerlincat, Feb 10, 2020.
Mrs. Zucker certainly hasn't lost her sense of humor after Jason left for Pitt.
Those are the bluest eyes I've ever seen.
Same goes for me
Zucker with 2 goals now, I was typing out my message of "Zucker got his first goal" and he scored again
Zucker's got his skating legs on tonight which is benefitting him on the scoresheet.
This was hilarious:
What a great way to celebrate French language night
His 2 goals
He's going to do very well there.
Pretty much expected. We knew he would better with the upgrade in linemates.
I mean, it's not like he's never had any 2 goal games when he was here.
This is true but he’s also never played with a C like Crosby.
I’m interested to see what he can do there for the next three and a half years. Would be cool to see him hit 40.
Glad to see Zucker doing well so far in Pitt. Have always loved his game but could never really root for him because same division. He is a heckuva player tho.
30 maybe? 40 no way. He will be a 25G guy here probably, could always be wrong though.
He was a 25 guy that put up 33 with Eric Staal on the downside of his career
I think you're selling his potential a little short there
Time will tell.
Not saying he's guaranteed to do it, but Neal hit 40 with Malkin, Zucker is a better scorer than Neal...
Not a chance he scores 40 goals 5on5, because he's definitely not playing on the top PP unit when Guentzal comes back. He's not even on it right now
That second goal was a nice touch by Zucker. First was a goalscorer's goal. Awesome setup, of course, but some guys miss those. As he gets further along in his conditioning and his leg continues to heal, his speed will come back.
I honestly think the Pens found a great player that can finish and make plays, very similar to Guentzel
Very happy to see Zucker score a couple, he will make a big difference to the Pens, hopefully other teams are taking notice
Speaking of which I happen to know a highly gifted player having a career year on a team that's out of the playoff hunt
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We'll see what happens this year, but once Guentzel gets back next year things will get REALLY interesting. They might be able to scoop the underperforming Granlund this year for the playoffs, or the Canes might want to move the underperforming Nino and his contract...perhaps for Bjugstad?
Nino has some attributes that will help come playoff time.
He won't get top PP unit time to boost his totals, though.
Looked really, really good with Sid tonight and that line hopefully will do damage at 5on5, but usually the guys who can bump their totals from the 25 goal range into the 35+ range are guys who also get top unit PP time.
Dumoulin was a 2009 pick (#51) and it wasn't until his 7th pro season that he played more than a handful of games.
This is why I find it so funny when people talk about trading players for picks. Yeah sure some step in right away like Maatta. But most take YEARS to become impact players. We don't have years to wait for these guys anymore. If that was the route we wanted to go, we needed to be making those selections 2-4 years ago.
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