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12-24-2012, 06:58 AM
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Matteau's skills on this team are somewhat redundant with Biggs playing more of a role and being older and a bit more polished. I agree that I don;t think he got much of a chance but I think the two things that got him bounced was certainly his skating and also his tendency to take bad calls. The refs were calling the games tight which, when he go this 10 minute call, opened some eyes to that possibility of him hurting the team with those types of plays.
Boucher's skating isn't great either and likely what kept him off the team and this is a team in need of offense so understandable why Matteau's skating probably hurt his chances. Look at Brady Skjei, he's an excellent skater but for some reason also was dropped.
Housley is obviously channeling his inner Herb Brooks and isn;t looking for the "best" players, only the "right" players....(quote from Miracle).
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