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Blueshirt Banter Nov 28, 2016

Derick Brassard is going to spend Christmas with Mats Zuccarello

The Sens will be in New York right after the Christmas break, so this is perfect timing. After four seasons with the New York Rangers, Derick Brassard made his return as a member of the opposition once again. Originally a part of the return that saw Marian Gaborik go to Columbus, Brassard ended up scoring 174 points over 254 games with New York. He also became very good friends with one Mats Zuccarello - and they will be hanging out together at Christmas. #Sens Derick Brassard said he plans on spending Christmas with ex-#NYR teammate Mats Zuccarello. Rangers host Ottawa on December 27.—...
New York Post Nov 18, 2016

Mats Zuccarello’s Rangers resurgence explained

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mats Zuccarello led the Rangers in scoring last season with 61 points and was second to his buddy Derick Brassard for the team lead by one with 26 goals, so no one in their right mind would say the Norwegian had a disappointing season. But. (And you knew there was a “but”...
Blueshirt Banter Nov 17, 2016

The Rangers Are A New Commodity (And It Makes Projecting Their Success Hard)

The Rangers are on their way back from Canada in an interesting position. On one hand they swept through Canada like wildfire, winning their three games by a combined scored of 14-4. In their victory against Vancouver they hung seven goals on the Canucks on just 18 shots. Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller were dominant. Mika Zibanejad started finding his groove again. Mats Zuccarello is scoring again, Pavel Buchnevich kept scoring before he got hurt and Henrik Lundqvist has been, well, Henrik Lundqvist. Things have looked great on paper. On paper ... I have very mixed feelings about where the...
Blueshirt Banter Nov 8, 2016

Jaroslav Halak: ‘Mats Zuccarello was the funniest person on the team’

Remember Team Europe? The Players’ Tribune does! Remember way, way back, before the New York Rangers started scoring all of the goals, and a handful of them were playing in the World Cup of Hockey? One of them was Mats Zuccarello, who helped out Team Europe en route to a second place finish. He was the only Norwegian on a team of misfits: a group that Jaroslav Halak, in his Players’ Tribune piece, talked about having to come together - and once they did, they experienced success on an international level they never really have before. This isn’t about that, though. Halak doesn’t...

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