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Blueshirt Banter Aug 17, 2016

Blueshirt Banter Catches Up With Mats Zuccarello

Editor’s Note: Blueshirt Banter friend Patrik Bexell caught up with Mats Zuccarello last week and was kind enough to provide the interview for us below. Follow him on Twitter here. After the game between Frölunda and the Norwegian National team I got a few minutes with Mats Zuccarello to speak about the national team, the New York Rangers’ summer deals and what the prolonged season could mean for the playoffs. Should we do this interview in English? No, I speak Swedish with Hank in the dressing room its all good. How does it feel in your legs after having the fist two games of the...
Blueshirt Banter Aug 3, 2016

Mats Zuccarello 'sad, sorry' about the Derick Brassard trade

He lost his best friend. Verdens Gang, a Norwegian tabloid paper, had the chance to catch up with Mats Zuccarello following a charitable Norwegian celebrity soccer match. The good news? He was one of the best players on the field. The bad news? He was also asked about the Derick Brassard trade - and his answers are heartbreaking. Sure, trades are part of the business of hockey. That's something we all know, and something the players themselves have to get accustomed to pretty quickly. But this is the second year in a row Zuccarello has lost a close friend on his team. Worse yet? He said...