I felt Zooks did a good job on the 3rd line and 4th line while also playing some PP. There is no rule in my mind that 3rd line and 4th line players have to be unskilled big grinders. 4th line players on this team often only play 4-6 minutes a game. I'd much rather have 3 skilled lines than 1 or 2. Zooks may not be the fastest player but I felt his quickness was under rated. He was not slow. As far as toughness goes the guy threw checks and knocked some pretty big guys down. He showed more toughness than several bigger players on this team. At the end of the day this game is about scoring more goals than the other team. Zooks was never a minus player. Not as a Ranger. Not as a Whale. I just do not go along with the idea that you can only have skilled players on the top 2 lines and grinders everywhere else. Zooks usually played 3rd and 4th line yet still was a good for a point every other game. We can not keep looking away from skill players and then wonder why we don't score more or win in the playoffs.
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