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Andrew Sykes 01-04-2011 11:08 PM

Matia Marcantuoni
 
Watching this kid play tonight in the U-17 challenge, and wow what a skater. I can't remember the last time I've seen a 16 year old with that kind of speed and skating ability. I didn't really keep an eye on the rest of his game, so how would people who have seen him more assess the rest of his offensive game particularly his playmaking ability? A lot of times players with that much speed aren't that great in that department (Andrew Cogliano)

JeffYear92* 01-04-2011 11:41 PM

Matia is a stud

Hes the fastest rookie I have ever seen in Kitchener.

He has all the tools to be a world class player in the upcoming future.

canucks20 01-05-2011 12:40 AM

The whole line of Matia, Laughton, and Gaunce was flying out there all night. All three of these kids have stud written all over them and could of buried a bunch if not for the American goalie who made some great saves

JL17 01-05-2011 05:44 AM

The great thing about Matia is his hand go at the same speed as his feet. The first time I saw him I didn't think he was 16. He has a presence on the ice and he's made some OHL D-man look like they're still in bantam.

The kid is going to be very good.

Ottomatic 01-05-2011 08:49 AM

Probably too good. Probably stick in the NHL as an 18 old given how teams are moving more and more in that direction.

Spits have the same issue with Ebert.

Ward Cornell 01-05-2011 10:34 AM

Physical tools aside, MM is totally fearless in crashing the net or flying into the corners to get the puck against 2 or 3 opposition players.
While everyone really notices his speed when on the attack he's just as fast coming back on defence.
Somehow someway that trait isn't very common.

heusy_79 01-05-2011 01:18 PM

U17's were my first extended look at MM, wow can this kid fly! Great top end speed, but what's possibly more impressive is his first three steps, which look to be amazingly quick. He showed more aggression and jam than I was expecting from him as well.

EvenSteven 01-05-2011 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ottomatic (Post 29985735)
Probably too good. Probably stick in the NHL as an 18 old given how teams are moving more and more in that direction.

Spits have the same issue with Ebert.


Agree 100%

And that's why I wouldn't rule out dealing MM at the deadline if the right deal came along. Especially if a deal could be had that could definately put us over the top.

"Next year" was our year last year, and we lost Skinner/Morin to graduation. We'll lose Lando going into next year and probably MM the year after.

The way the NHL is operating, there are no guarantees anymore regarding players being allowed to play out there junior eligibility.

EvenSteven 01-05-2011 09:47 PM

Quick question Windsor fans: How come Ebert wasn't at the U17's with the US team?

Hitman 01-05-2011 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvenSteven (Post 30004724)
Quick question Windsor fans: How come Ebert wasn't at the U17's with the US team?

I wondered the same thing? He's had an incredible season so far and IMO is a big part of why Windsor is playing so well.

Hitman 01-05-2011 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ward Cornell (Post 29987101)
Physical tools aside, MM is totally fearless in crashing the net or flying into the corners to get the puck against 2 or 3 opposition players.
While everyone really notices his speed when on the attack he's just as fast coming back on defence.
Somehow someway that trait isn't very common.

Some thing many fans from around the O don't realize is this kids not just a great two way player for a rookie, he's one of the best in the league regardless of age.
He has captain written all over him and the U17 team may not be the last international team he wears the C for.
As for the possibility of a trade, not unless the Memorial Cup with Kitchener Rangers 2011 Champs engraved on it is part of the deal.

hockeylegend11 01-06-2011 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvenSteven (Post 30004724)
Quick question Windsor fans: How come Ebert wasn't at the U17's with the US team?

because -17 us teams dont ake chl players

they use usdtp players

guess they wont to take best players for their age group

dumb


good for windsor,bad for usa

ps they could have had galenychuk from sarnia usa born russian but chose

not

FightXpert 01-06-2011 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hitman (Post 30006634)
Some thing many fans from around the O don't realize is this kids not just a great two way player for a rookie, he's one of the best in the league regardless of age.
He has captain written all over him and the U17 team may not be the last international team he wears the C for.
As for the possibility of a trade, not unless the Memorial Cup with Kitchener Rangers 2011 Champs engraved on it is part of the deal.

Agreed. You make three very valid points. Matia may likely captain the gold back from Russia at the 2012 World Juniors.

Leaf Rocket 10-21-2011 09:03 AM

hey guys any update on him?

Jabba11 06-08-2012 11:47 PM

What happened to him?

SethJonestownMassacr 06-09-2012 01:10 AM

Injuries have stunted his development. in my viewings, his hands weren't consistantly as fast as his feet. He showed a lot of promise in his first year, but spent most of this year trying to get back on his game after injury, rather than being able to focus on taking it to the next level.

Tigers1992 06-09-2012 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by NoThreat (Post 50686581)
Injuries have stunted his development. in my viewings, his hands weren't consistantly as fast as his feet. He showed a lot of promise in his first year, but spent most of this year trying to get back on his game after injury, rather than being able to focus on taking it to the next level.

Exactly. Has not been healthy since he was drafted into the OHL. Could be a steal in the second, but high risk.

BenchedGuy 07-13-2012 10:32 AM

One would think that the high risk part is taken out of the equation now that he is a 4th rounder to Pittsburgh? You don't expect alot out of your 4th round picks I would imagine.

I think this is a good situation for him to be in. Maybe light a fire under him that he dropped to the 4th, but also in hockey circles the expectations may not be as high on him as well. Injuries played a huge part in his OHL career, but I would bet Matia still had higher expectation for himself and the NHL draft.


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