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08-15-2012, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhodes 81 View Post
we could easily sign some random euro or something to be a defensive presence on the 3rd line. if matteau makes the team, we're in trouble.

besides we already have yayo as the two-way/transition guy on that line. we still need the board specialist and the scorer. obviously they're hoping teddy or butler is the scorer (though i'm not confident in either), so that leaves the boards guy, and i'd rather not have an 18 year old rookie as the guy on his line that is relied on for that kind of grinding game over the course of a full season.
Well if Matteau plays great in camp, I would not say we are in trouble if he makes the team.

Nor would I expect him to play 80 games. I'm sure they would rotate him in and out to keep him fresh over the course.

I think if u envision Ted and Butler as potential 3rd line guys, then Matteau defineately has a chance. He will need to have a big time camp, but the oppurtunity is there for him.

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