exactly my thoughts. Call me crazy, but I loved when I saw "roughing" next to Coleman`s name every single time last year. I want to see players with heart/edge to their game to make the team in the future. We need that, DeBoer loves that. The more net presence and grit the better. That should be Matteau`s bread & butter. If he can keep it under control, perfect.
Matteau comes across as a real SOB in box scores. I like it (as long as he's just a pest and not a Cooke-esque cheap shot artist). Other teams are going to hate this guy.
We've been missing that though. Since who knows how long, no one on our team has been edgy and teetered on "crossing the line" kind of behavior. Matteau should be a rough SOB even if he is just a third liner.