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03-21-2013, 08:58 PM
Shaun Bisson
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Originally Posted by SarniaSting101 View Post
I agree that Matteo works hard and has some skill and is an easy call-up, but I don't think anything is being held against because of his name. If he wasn't a Ciccarelli, would he have even been drafted by any other team? Unfortunately if players are in positions because of their name, then it is expected they should be truly good enough to be there. Nothing against the kid at all because I think he is a great kid, but we need to be realistic here.
He definitely would have been drafted, quite a bit later albeit, but he would have been drafted.

And things are definitely being held against him, as was pointed out earlier in the thread. Even when he was drafted quite a few people said he was only drafted because of his family.

I think myself and Dean have been very realistic about him. He needs strength and an improved skating ability before he is a real OHL player. It's only more noticeable because of the name on the back of his jersey, which is unfair to him.

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