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12-21-2012, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Sidney the Kidney View Post
It was only a pre-tournament game, and Canada played pretty lousy, but I thought Maatta was really impressive yesterday in all aspects of the game. Best defenseman for Finland yesterday, for sure.

I don't know how much things will change when Finland has their final roster on the ice, but I also liked the fact that Maatta was used in all situations, pretty much as their #1 defenseman. It'll give us a chance to see how he fares against the best competition in the world for his age group.

I'm excited about this pick.
I agree Maatta looked good against Canada, I think he's a lot of upside to his game, I was surprised at how good he looked on the PP. However, I didn't really like his skating when he head to react to an opponent carrying the puck. I thought particularly his backwards skating looked a little awkward.

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