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06-24-2012, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by deakka View Post
How much untapped offensive potential is within reason to hope for? i mmean he DID score most points of any defensemen in the playoffs after all (same points, 1 more goal than Hamilton). Too small sample and flash in the pan? Or can he carry it over to next season?

Just realized we have Maata who had most points of the defensemen in the playoffs in the OHL. And also the two highest scoring defensemen in the WHL plaoiffs (Morrow, Pouliiot). sweet
I think Maatta has this defense first thinking that limits his offensive potential. That's to say you will have to look at +/- -stats more closely than the point totals in his case. I think there is a possibility that Maatta will have good offensive numbers next year in the juniors, but in the NHL he most propably won't be able to get over 50 point seasons even in his prime. Maatta is a defense first two-way defenseman.

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