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01-27-2013, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Amazing Kreiderman View Post
Yes, yet another D since he won't be playing for the Rangers any time soon. The Rangers could have picked a guy like Matteau or another played who was NHL-ready at the draft. Now we have another D-man for the future.

Not that I mind, but I understand why people would have preferred Matteau who is already cracking the line-up in NJ. And it's not like Matteau is a name being dropped just now. During the draft he was mentioned a lot on these boards as the Rangers 1st round pick.
The devils are desperate. They lost parise and don't have guys to fill there lineup other than Kovy and Zajac/Henrique. They need offensive skill hence the reason for Matteau being brought in so quickly.

Look at it this way. If Kreider was on the devils, he'd be getting huge minutes, but right now it's a debate whether he should be a healthy scratch or sent to the minors. The rangers are as interested in the now as they are in the future and its really shown in there development. If Matteau was a Ranger he probably wouldn't be on the team and if he was, he sure as hell wouldn't be in the role that he's playing on the devils.

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