C Mathew Barzal - Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL (2015 Draft)
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09-02-2013, 05:25 PM
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Barzal had the same amount of impact all weekend, had good puck possession skills, and had good consistent passes. Physical defenders were able to shut him down regularly though, he definitely needs to work on his strength.
But all in all, a pretty good preseason for Barzal, he should get better as the season goes along, but I don't see him being a PPG player this year
Agreed.. he wont be a point per game player this year. He will get his fair share of points though this year as a 16 year old thats forsure. He is definately going to be a star in the league but I feel his first season will be a bit quiet FOR Matt Barzal(used to getting ridiculous point totals in every league he's played in, but still will be an impressive point total for a 16 year old). He will get majority of his points this season on the PP playing with Shea Theodore. Some people are a bit concerned he only had 2g. 0a. in 3 preseason games but remember, Seattle sat out alot of their main guys in those 3 games and just rolled the lines to get all the young guys icetime. He will be their #1 center this season and on the #1 PP line to start off the season and it is his job to lose.
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