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06-02-2008, 08:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Hendersonville, NC
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I agree that we shouldn't pin any hopes on the kid, and I'm not, I was just going off what Olli said about the kid when he was up. He said he was willing to move to the wing to play on a line with him and really enjoyed playing with him. Olli's done a good job with less skilled guys like McLean, he may be able to do some things with Matthias.
This team as a whole has been embarrassing, I don't think there's too much to make us look worse.
Sad, but true on several levels.
I, for one, shudder at the thought that we would rely on a rookie to fill our 1st line. Matthias should turn out to be a keeper, but he certainly isn't in the phenom range, which is what a team like this would need when sticking a 1st year player in that scenario.
Ease him in, let him develop at a reasonable pace, and bring in a first liner to fill the void until Shawn is ready, if ever. Sending boys in to do a man's job is not going to get us into the playoffs.
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