Amidst the world of sports being put on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NHL is suspending the season and will provide information further down the line.
It is unknown when the season will continue as of now.
With this happening, there are many teams in the NHL that were hot. This “all-star like” break could either help them or hurt them. The New York Rangers are one of those teams. The Blueshirts have been playing very well lately and are currently two points out of a playoff spot.
There are many aspects as to why this team is playing like this, but the leadership of Mika Zibanejad has been the main factor.
In the past six games, Zibanejad has scored 11 goals and has reached 41 goals on the season.
It’s well known by Rangers fans that Zibanejad is the leader of this team. Many feel that he deserves to be named captain. Zibanejad has been a contributor to every game and continues to grow.
Zibanejad is a highly skilled goal scorer, but the overall play is amazing too. Zibanejad can set up plays and make amazing passes. Pairs with players like Panarin, Kreider, and Buchnevich is where Mika Zibanejad shines because there is a connection.
It shows how not only Zibanejad can play well within himself, but there are amazing plays between other teammates as well. It also shows why Zibanejad is always a hot player, these past few games where Mika has scored it all comes from amazing setups.
With this pause on the season, many feel it could possibly stop Zibanejad from hitting another milestone, but this could be a good opportunity for rest and practice. This team has made an unexpected, but exciting push.
No matter how this season plays out, Rangers fans are lucky to see a player with this much skill and so much heart.
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