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03-21-2013, 06:33 PM
Shaun Bisson
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Originally Posted by massey View Post
Do you really think this kid can make it w/o dads influence.He sure tries to keep up but based on this years games he will have to pick up the speed to keep up.He looked oK in Jr B but not sure the OHL is too fast.Hopefully can grow some over the summer,any thoughts
Originally Posted by dean youngblood82 View Post
I think if his last name was anything other than "Ciccarelli" then he wouldn't have seen any action this year. It was probably a convenience thing bringing him up when injuries struck but I would agree, I don't think he is ready for the OHL, yet.
Matteo is a capable player, but his weak skating is ultimately what holds him back. He'll probably be a solid 3rd line center in a couple years, but he does need to become faster and a bit stronger first. I think the fact that he is a Ciccarelli is sometimes unfairly held against him because he does have an amazingly strong work ethic and is skilled, but like Dean said, it was pretty convenient being able to call up a local kid when the Sting needed too.

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