My 8 year old daughter skates and works harder in her hockey games in comparison to Z!
Blame the coaches who still force him into roles that he physically cannot handle anymore. They treat Z like a first line center. His decline is only more noticeable like Kronwall's because they both play way too much.
Really, really, really happy with Smith tonight. He really showed up and made his point. Let's hope he can keep it up. Mrazek didn't have to be outstanding but he was steady and made the saves he needed to. Whole team looked better tonight, sans power play, which is still profoundly miserable. They can't sit back on Tuesday though. It'll be a much harder game, no doubt, but there's no reason why they can't beat this team right now.