Thread: Prospect Info: CHL, NCAA & European Prospects Thread
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12-23-2012, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Devils1029 View Post
Matteau last forward cut from team USA.

He didn't get much ice time and didn't do anything with the time he did get. Think he was told to keep his cool but the headshot/misconduct blew it for him?

Only Petilla left on Team USA for NJ prospects (so Boucher in the camp, then not invited back and now Matteau cut) - Guess I won't be getting up at 3am to watch any games...
Matteau didn't look good when playing. Like someone noted, his skating isn't one of his strengths which will make him somewhat of a liability on an Olympic-size rink. He wasn't bringing any notable offense and wasn't used in any special teams role (Biggs was playing PK). He's just too raw right now for a tournament like this, where they are looking for more complete guys. Biggs missed the tournament the last year for somewhat of the same reason.

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