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12-25-2012, 11:09 AM
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I've watched a few of Maatta's games since he's been on NHL network with the Finns. Not incredibly impressed with him, but that's 90% of the appeal. He does nothing really exceptional, but everything well. IMO, he's a guy who can easily get lost in the shuffle because there's nothing he really does that stands out.
Yeah Maataa has a nice well rounded game. The one thing that really impresses me is how he gets pucks on net and to the middle of the ice. I think thats why I always liken his hame to Gonchar. Gonch didn't skate like Coffey or shoot like Weber but he always found a way to get pucks on net.
Even if the offense doesn't come around, I could see Maatta being a Hamrlik type without the bulky stat years. Solid and well rounded more than great at any one thing and flashy.
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