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01-19-2013, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by battlingBard56 View Post
Matteau doesn't look too shabby. That one missed pass by him to Kovalchuk was the only negative I noticed, but I'd chalk that up to inexperience and Kovalchuk not being on the same page. Matteau's seems like he has some good hockey sense. He's looked pretty decent so far.
For an 18 year old who was drafted 29 last year, it's a great sign.
I'm more impressed with the fact that I haven't seen him out of place defensively. It's just one game and I want to see how he does against tougher opposition, but he does already look like a Devils forward should defensively. Very impressive for a rookie coming straight from juniors.

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