Thread: Player Discussion: Matt Bartkowski
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05-14-2013, 02:27 AM
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I ****ing love this kid. I've liked him for a while and was actually happy when he didn't get traded. I wanted Iginla at the time but I was actually disappointed when I found out that Bartkowski was part of the deal. he's had some good games and some bad for us but I've always felt fans on here have been overly critical of him. he played a solid game tonight given the circumstances.

he's got good size, he's thick (haha, had to say it), he's more of a defensive d-man first but he's also a good skater and has pretty solid offensive skills. sounds like the type of defensemen that's successful in our system and he adds an element this defense could use going forward. kind of reminds me of Seidenberg in a lot of ways. don't forget that a lot of defensemen in the NHL don't come into their own in the defensive zone until their late twenties and early thirties. I know a lot of people here really like Krug but I think Bartkowski will be a bigger part of our defense going forward.

I'm happy for him

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