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05-10-2012, 01:12 PM
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Bump.

Performed decently this year for the Maple Leafs, but its his play in the AHL that is most promising.

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- 23 regular season games, 14 goals, 4 assists
- 8 playoff games, 5 goals, 2 assists

At times he has looked like a man amongst boys, and has upped his physical game for the marlies. Definitely plays with the speed needed for NHL too.

Scored what, 8 goals and 7 assists for the Leafs this year, what might next year look like and what kind of upside does he possess?

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05-10-2012, 01:28 PM
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Bump.

Performed decently this year for the Maple Leafs, but its his play in the AHL that is most promising.

AHL
- 23 regular season games, 14 goals, 4 assists
- 8 playoff games, 5 goals, 2 assists

At times he has looked like a man amongst boys, and has upped his physical game for the marlies. Definitely plays with the speed needed for NHL too.

Scored what, 8 goals and 7 assists for the Leafs this year, what might next year look like and what kind of upside does he possess?
It looks like he'll at least be a 3rd line guy who brings size and hits hard. Also has a decent shot.
I'd say his ceiling is a 2nd line power forward but it all depends how much he works on his offence and being consistent.

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05-10-2012, 07:17 PM
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Frattin has a good combination of build/speed. Not surprised he's doing well in the AHL. From what I've seen (so far), I could see him being a 20 goal guy. I'm not as bullish as some, but still think he could be a very good 3rd line who brings a nice combination of energy and skill.

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05-10-2012, 07:27 PM
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He's at least a third liner I think....maybe a second liner if he can learn to score more consistently in the nhl.

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05-10-2012, 07:35 PM
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Very smart kid. He'll find himself a niche. Was pissed he's a Leafs prospect...

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05-10-2012, 08:08 PM
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My fave Frattin goal


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05-10-2012, 11:27 PM
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He's beauty. Should be good for 20-15 next year if on the 3rd line. If given around 15 mins a night he could hit 40-45pts. Kid has a dynamite shot, but needs to learn how to use it at the NHL level.

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05-10-2012, 11:35 PM
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Could be a decent 2nd liner/great 3rd liner. Guy has heart.

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05-10-2012, 11:37 PM
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I like his game, I am not saying that because I am a Leafs fan. He does a lot of the dirty work. A poor man's power forward.

Doesn't have the hands I don't think. Will have to rely on his work ethic.

Reminds me a lot of Peter Zezel.

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05-11-2012, 07:35 AM
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Dude needs to use his line mates. Other than that, he is ok 3rd liner.

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05-11-2012, 11:39 AM
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Dude needs to use his line mates. Other than that, he is ok 3rd liner.
Yeah, definitely. As a rookie, it's understandable - he tended to be a bit of a puck hog and sometimes do the Ol' Jason Blake and shoot directly into the goalies chest from super far out when it should be dumped.

I expect him to really step up as a great 3rd liner next year.

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05-11-2012, 02:56 PM
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Just came off his rookie season. Hes learning to find a balance in the physicality of the pro game. Its quite evident hes learning how to stand strong in these AHL playoffs. Banging bodies. Burke said at the deadline that Frattin is our best prospect. I'll look for the video. I believe what Burke is saying and feel that he (in the right system) can score 25-30 goals. Hes most definitely a PF.

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05-11-2012, 03:00 PM
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He doesnt score here, but check out the body he lays to create the chance.


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05-11-2012, 04:02 PM
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My favourite thing about him is how solid he is on his skates. He may not be huge, but whenever he makes contact (hitting or getting hit) it's like he's made of lead, guys just fly off him. Other than that he's physical, hard working, has very good speed and a very good wrister. His hockey IQ is a bit lacking, he's got the Jason Blake type "shoot first, second and third" mentality, and he's not gonna blow you away with his hands, but I see him being a very good 3rd liner, with 2nd line upside. I think he'll have a solid season in the NHL on the 3rd line next year, he's better than Armstrong and Lombardi, so hopefully they don't take his icetime just because they've got more experience/bigger contracts.

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05-11-2012, 05:42 PM
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love Frattins game, he just needs to work on hitting the net consistantly with that big shot of his..

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11-30-2012, 11:05 PM
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Bump.

Matt Frattin put up 10 goals and 13 points in the Marlies first 13 playoff games last season, before he badly hurt his knee, causing him to miss the Calder Cup finals and spend a whole summer rehabilitating. Fast forward 6 months, and he has played 6 games in the AHL so far, and has scored 7 goals.

Thus far in his career, Frattin has played 42 career AHL games. In those games, he has 31 goals. He clearly has a knack for the net, and unlike some AHL phenoms, he has NHL calibre size, strength, and speed. I think Matt Frattin is an underrated darkhorse prospect who could actually become a fairly good NHL scorer.

Your thoughts?

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11-30-2012, 11:08 PM
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future 25ish goal scorer imo .. he has ALL the tools

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11-30-2012, 11:17 PM
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Matt Frattin put up 10 goals and 13 points in the Marlies first 13 playoff games last season, before he badly hurt his knee, causing him to miss the Calder Cup finals and spend a whole summer rehabilitating. Fast forward 6 months, and he has played 6 games in the AHL so far, and has scored 7 goals.

Thus far in his career, Frattin has played 42 career AHL games. In those games, he has 31 goals. He clearly has a knack for the net, and unlike some AHL phenoms, he has NHL calibre size, strength, and speed. I think Matt Frattin is an underrated darkhorse prospect who could actually become a fairly good NHL scorer.

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What's the deal with his low assist numbers? More than a GPG this year but he hasn't had a single assist and only 7 in 42 AHL games total.

His goal totals are really impressive but is he a puck hog?

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11-30-2012, 11:21 PM
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What's the deal with his low assist numbers? More than a GPG this year but he hasn't had a single assist and only 7 in 42 AHL games total.

His goal totals are really impressive but is he a puck hog?
Doesn't need to pass it when he has that cannon. Teammates look to him to finish the plays off, and its worked.

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11-30-2012, 11:25 PM
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What's the deal with his low assist numbers? More than a GPG this year but he hasn't had a single assist and only 7 in 42 AHL games total.

His goal totals are really impressive but is he a puck hog?
No, he's a goal scorer.

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11-30-2012, 11:26 PM
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What's the deal with his low assist numbers? More than a GPG this year but he hasn't had a single assist and only 7 in 42 AHL games total.

His goal totals are really impressive but is he a puck hog?
Nope, just a deadly finisher.

I swear most of his goals are Kessel-esque snipes, except Frattin likes to shoot on the off-wing.

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12-01-2012, 12:50 AM
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What's the deal with his low assist numbers? More than a GPG this year but he hasn't had a single assist and only 7 in 42 AHL games total.

His goal totals are really impressive but is he a puck hog?
No. He's actually a good playmaker too. A couple examples in the NHL even, would be the set up on Colborne's first NHL goal and also near the end of the year, a slick pass to the Grabo goal in Montreal.

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12-01-2012, 08:18 AM
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Nope, just a deadly finisher.

I swear most of his goals are Kessel-esque snipes, except Frattin likes to shoot on the off-wing.
True, thanks for the response! It'll be interesting to see how well that translates to the NHL game.

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He has 31 goals on 125 shots.

That's a 25% shooting percentage.

Unsustainable.

Decent prospect though.

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12-01-2012, 10:57 AM
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He has 31 goals on 125 shots.

That's a 25% shooting percentage.

Unsustainable.

Decent prospect though.
Doesnt that argument lose steam when you consider its over two years with a serious injury in between?

I agree it will probably drop off somewhat, but I dont believe it will be substantial


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