People saying Zidlicky is small and can't play defense, he can play defense. But that's not really why he is here. He is here because he can make the first pass out of the defensive zone, knows how to quarterback a powerplay, and has a right-handed shot. Not all of our defensemen need to be shut down defensmen. Sure it's great to get a guy that can do both but those guys aren't available without giving up the farm.
Zidlicky brings an element to our team that we're sorely - if not completely - lacking. Excellent puck-mover, passer, power play quarterback, shooter, scorer, point-producer. It's fitting that we got him from the Devils and that he'll be wearing #28, as he really is the first Rafalski type we've had since Rafalski called it quits.
With Zidlicky in our lineup, we'll be spending more time on the attack and we'll be scoring more goals.