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12-08-2012, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr Jiggyfly View Post
Maatta is getting better, still has some moments though. He drifted out of his coverage zone last night, realized it, then tried to just cover the high man and he stumbled into him backwards.

It looked as stupid as it sounds.
Just watched it and yeah that was pretty bad. Stuff like that can be weeded out though.

The thing that had me worried about his game last year was that he was really sloppy and forced a lot of plays.Kind of like Jack Johnson when he was younger. I was wondering if he could clean up his game and still produce points.

Originally Posted by Dangles78
I saw that tonight too. I think it was just the way he moves out there that reminds me of Gonch. Though I don't think he has the offensive instincts to be another Gonchar. He's got an active stick and is good 1v1, but IMO he can get caught out of position at times.
Thats the thing about a young Gonchar. He didn't start out with those instincts either. He always had a good shot and could get it on net but that natural flow for the game took a few years.

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