Your Say: Mika Zibanejad
We've given out our grades. Now it's your turn!
We've finished our player grades for the 2014-15 season, but that was just 9 people talking about what they think--and it was a lot of information to talk about. Now it's time for our readers to cast their votes. And with that in mind, we present our Your Say series!
Zibanejad's start to the season was oh-so-slow. It took him nine games to get his first point. He had six points in his first 21 games. Part of that was deployment, because Zibanejad seemed to get weak possession wingers like Ryan and Chiasson for the most part. There was even one game early in the season against the Blue Jackets where Zibanejad's line got zero (!!) offensive zone starts. However, once Zibanejad and Ryan were put with Hoffman, that line caught fire. He had his first career four-point night against the Canucks (he'd never even had a three-point night before that). Zibanejad and Turris look primed to give Ottawa a 1A-1B punch down the middle entering next season.
Highest grade: A
Lowest grade: B+
Average grade: A-
What grade would you give Mika Zibanejad?