Penguins Must Keep Faith With Snake-Bitten Zucker

Yet, despite his depressed scoring rate (11 points in 30 games), he is creating scoring opportunities at one of the highest rates of his career, which suggests that his counting stats are due for a massive swing in results in the second half of the 2021-2022 season. If the Penguins can refrain from pulling the trigger on a trade, they could reap the rewards of staying patient with a snake-bitten, but otherwise reliable, creator of offense. Let’s dig in.