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03-15-2014, 04:47 PM
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Alchemy
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Maata doesn't have Norris trophy potential. I laughed when people on HFboards were saying that. Having said that, I'm not trying to diminish the kids talent. I see him as a good 2/3 defenseman. He's one of these poised players that quietly can go about his business. He just doesn't have that wow factor like most Norris caliber defenseman have. He has no traits that really just stand out. He's just solid all around. A big weakness I noticed from him is he shys away from contact. He has to start getting more used to the physicality of the NHL or teams will start employing a hard nosed game againts him. He's still young and has a good base to build from.

Still on that day I still wanted them to draft Maata. Scott Laughtons offense will never translate to the pros. IMO he's our most overrated prospect.

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