There’s a common thread in sports that the sign of a truly great player has the ability to make those around him better. I don’t think that applies to anyone on the Rangers roster more than Zuccarello. With the constant shuffling due to injuries as well as rookies finding their way in the lineup. It really doesn’t matter who AV matches with Zuccarello up front, there’s always some sort of chemistry.
The above chart thanks to Hockey Reference essentially shows Zucc on three different lines with no drop off in production. It’s been truly astonishing to watch.
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