Zuccarello scores pretty goals, will AV get more out of him?
As Glen Sather talked about needing a changing in coaching styles and Alain Vigneault talked about giving his skill players ‘more latitude’, you could get a sense that next season has the potential to be a coming out party for a little Norwegian winger that never seemed to match up with John Tortorella. Could Alain Vigneault’s arrival be a blessing in disguise for Mats Zuccarello?
Known for maximising zone starts for his skill guys, known for a more puck possession style and having run teams that have had actual powerplay success, it seems that Mats Zuccarello could be placed in the best situation to succeed with the Rangers that he has ever had.
During his time on Broadway Zuccarello has routinely been the Rangers’ most creative powerplay operator, he’s clearly better with the puck than without and was never ideal for the grinding, throw the puck deep and chase after it style that was the hallmark of the Tortorella years....