Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 3/25/13
With Halpern going to the Canadiens and Bickel going to the Connecticut Whale, forward additions were inevitable. It appears that the long-rumored reunion with Mats Zuccarello will be one of them.  According to Aftonbladet, Zuccarello and the Rangers have agreed on a contract. The article quotes Zuccarello's Swedish agent, Erik Ryman, as saying that the 25-year-old Norwegian has received an offer from the Rangers that Zuccarello is happy with and that his KHL team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, simply need to sign off on it for the move to be official. Since Zuccarello has an out-clause to come back to the NHL in his contract with Metallurg this doesn't appear to be anything more than a technicality.  I can analyze this in two ways. From a purely emotional standpoint, I love getting Zucc back. He's incredibly easy to root for and plays with a ton of heart. Obviously you want to see anyone in a Rangers jersey succeed, but there's just something extra wonderful about Zucc...
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