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11-22-2012, 02:47 PM
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Mathias Niederberger

What do you think, will he finalley get drafted ( is he even draft eligible?) or is there any chance he will get signed by an NHL team in summer?

http://www.barriecolts.com/roster/show/id/8804
Or is he not good enough for the pro level in NA?

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02-12-2013, 05:20 PM
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Any comments on him? I am just wondering, why there is not an intensive discussion about his skills and his potential.

He seems to have an incredible season. Although he was born 92, and is still not drafted, will he have any potential for the NHL?

http://www.barriecolts.com/article/n...over-the-petes

Niederberger stops 58 shots as the Colts beat the Rangers

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=651448

http://www.barriecolts.com/article/o...rs-of-december

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Still interested in any comments of some "experts" or someone, who could see him play.

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I have him as the 3rd best eligible overager for NHL teams to sign from the OHL.

http://ohlprospects.blogspot.ca/2013...h-signing.html

His write up should give you some info about him.

Basically, he's a tad undersized for the position (by NHL standards), but he's incredibly athletic and agile. Moves post to post as quick as any goalie in the league. Lots of highlight reel saves for that reason.

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I have him as the 3rd best eligible overager for NHL teams to sign from the OHL.

http://ohlprospects.blogspot.ca/2013...h-signing.html

His write up should give you some info about him.

Basically, he's a tad undersized for the position (by NHL standards), but he's incredibly athletic and agile. Moves post to post as quick as any goalie in the league. Lots of highlight reel saves for that reason.
Just wanted to thank for your feedback and interesting comments. Is there any comparable NHL goalie with his size?

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02-14-2013, 09:46 PM
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Just wanted to thank for your feedback and interesting comments. Is there any comparable NHL goalie with his size?

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I'm not really one for comparisons, but one of the only goaltenders under 6'0 playing consistently in the NHL right now is Jaroslav Halak.

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Someone has to give this kid a look and some kind of chance.

He's been a major part as to why Barrie has had some success in recent years.

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02-26-2013, 03:34 PM
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Someone has to give this kid a look and some kind of chance.

He's been a major part as to why Barrie has had some success in recent years.
He still seem to play on an amazing level. Last game he had again 44 saves and is now second in the OHL with 93,2%.

http://www.barriecolts.com/article/c...out-guelph-2-0

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I saw him playing for EV Duisburg (Germany3) and Düsseldorfer EG (DEL) in 2010/2011, he was pretty good in Duisburg but couldn't impress on pro level so far. Check him out on elite prospects: http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=42810
Here you can see what I just said: Great stats on junior level, not too good on pro level. But still, he is now 20 years old, had time to develop in NA and I think that some NHL team should risk to get him under contract before he decides to play in the DEL again.

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I saw him playing for EV Duisburg (Germany3) and Düsseldorfer EG (DEL) in 2010/2011, he was pretty good in Duisburg but couldn't impress on pro level so far. Check him out on elite prospects: http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=42810
Here you can see what I just said: Great stats on junior level, not too good on pro level. But still, he is now 20 years old, had time to develop in NA and I think that some NHL team should risk to get him under contract before he decides to play in the DEL again.
I expect him sign with a team like Edmonton, Calgary or New Jersey, because they have bad goalie prospects so a prospect for "free" should be welcomed.

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As much as he's been great for Barrie this season, and terrific for the U20 National Team in the past, he strikes me as more a long term starter in Germany, like Patrick Elechner.

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As much as he's been great for Barrie this season, and terrific for the U20 National Team in the past, he strikes me as more a long term starter in Germany, like Patrick Elechner.
Yeah, that could be the case as well but at least I hope that there is a team in the NHL that wants to have him. He's 20 so he can also start in the AHL. If he's good enough, he might become an NHLer and if not, he can still go back to Germany (like Dennis Endras, who could've made it in the NHL imo but didn't get a real chance in Minnesota. Could've been another Fasth if you'd seen what he did at the WC i.e.).

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Yeah, that could be the case as well but at least I hope that there is a team in the NHL that wants to have him. He's 20 so he can also start in the AHL. If he's good enough, he might become an NHLer and if not, he can still go back to Germany (like Dennis Endras, who could've made it in the NHL imo but didn't get a real chance in Minnesota. Could've been another Fasth if you'd seen what he did at the WC i.e.).
Yeah Endras is a real shame because he looks like an NHL caliber goalie to me, but timing and opportunity really are everything for mature goalies.

I guess it all comes down to Niederberger's desire to stick in North America. Honestly he's pretty similar in terms of impact at the OHL level to Phillip Grubauer, so I could see somebody giving him a shot in the minors. He just doesn't fit the mould of what most NHL goalies are these days. So hopefully somebody will give him a shot to be a backup in the Ahl or ECHL starter next season, and see where he goes.

But ultimately I feel he'll be a starter in Germany at the end of the day.

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I have seen he play the past 2 years in Barrie. I love the way he plays. He never gives up. I am not sure about pro potential but I think a year in the AHL might show people what he can do as a pro.

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Again, Niederberger had a shutout in the last game...(is still second in the league, but now with 93,3%)

http://www.barriecolts.com/article/c...the-steelheads

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Really hoping the winnipeg-barrie connection gets him here on a TC invite at least, all our other goalie prospects are NCAA so we should have room on the rock for him

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I know he got invited to the Leafs prospect camp over the summer. I remember him being solid, but not exceptional. Don't see why a team wouldn't take a flyer on him though.

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I am getting even mor impressed....

"Colts goaltender, Mathias Niederberger, had another outstanding game as he made 34 saves to earn the victory."

http://www.barriecolts.com/article/c...in-5-1-victory

Now he has a 93,4%.

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I just like the development of Niederberger:

Mathias Niederberger was outstanding as he made 49 saves for his 35th win of the season.

http://www.barriecolts.com/article/l...venth-straight

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I just like the development of Niederberger:

Mathias Niederberger was outstanding as he made 49 saves for his 35th win of the season.

http://www.barriecolts.com/article/l...venth-straight
He will get an offer no doubt. I really hope Tampa trys to get him and let him develop as the #5 in the org, behind Lindbäck, his backup (Desjardins, Janus or a vet), Vasilevski and Helenius

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I am very excited about how he will perform in the playoffs.
He had very good numbers in last year's playoffs (2.34 GAA and .933 SvPct.).
If he can get those same numbers again, maybe even improve them a little and make a deep playoff run with the Colts. He should get at least some consideration from NHL teams.

Although I remain a little skeptical about his future in North America, I am very pleased with his development so far. He surely did the right thing going to play in the OHL.

EDIT: In 4 games in Marc he has 4 wins, 1.24 GAA and .965 SvPct.

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Bump, this guy has been tremendous for Barrie in the playoffs. 15-4, 2.27GAA, .936SV%. He's a big reason why they're one win away from winning the OHL championship. I have to think a team will take a flyer on him.

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He outplayed Subban last round and he's outplaying Stolarz in this one. I'm hoping Philly has scouts watching Londons goalie cause they can't help but notice the guy at the other end stealing the show...again!

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He has signed a contract with EHC Munich in the DEL.

I had hoped he would get a chance to stay in North America and try to work his way to the NHL.

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I was seriously expecting him to play a few AHL years, and move into the NHL. Could still happen, but less of a chance now,

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