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12-29-2010, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Cooperman View Post
Guys, i'm throwing in another d-man name who will be a first round pick in 2012, Michael Matheson from Montréal.

He is now playing with the Lac St-Louis Lions in Midget AAA as a 16 years old. Does not want to play in the Q for now and maybe forever (his rights are owned by the Shawinigan Cataractes).

He is the best skating d-man i've seen, in terms of gliding, since Paul Coffey.

He has a pro wrist shot, precise, with great velocity, great release, he hides that wrist shot so well, has a very good slap shot.

Can be physical if he has to, blocks shots, takes control of the game in his zone, and in all three zones, for that matter, because he is such a great puck rusher.

He does it all.

That 2012 draft will be indeed something pretty special in terms of d-men. Can't wait !
While not quite at the caliber of some of the defensemen mentioned in this thread, I think Dillon Fournier will be a high end defensemen for next year's draft. I would think he's good enough for a first round pick, but knowing how deep the draft is next year, he could end up being a second round pick. Very good skater who has shown some signs of offense by jumping up into the play. In my opinion, Fournier and Matheson were the two best defensemen for Team Quebec today at the U17 tournament.

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