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04-15-2014, 10:37 AM
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Congrats Mr. Bodie. Now go hit the gym.

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04-15-2014, 10:39 AM
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Solid signing. He has a good set of tools and the stick-work to potentially alleviate some of the burden of being so slight. Should be a nice bump for Hartford next season, especially if one of McIlrath or Allen makes the jump.

Good to see the organization going hard after UDFA's after giving away so many picks.

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He looked good in the few games I've seen him play.

I didn't know he was that old (24). He's older than Kreider, Stepan and Moore.
I think that only is good.

Brian Rafalski played in Europe from when he was 22-26. He was 27 y/o when the puck was dropped his first season with NJD.

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His brother Kyle Bodie plays in the ECHL for the Toledo Walleye
Related to Nicholas?

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165 lbs?

Not very heavy for a defenceman

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165 lbs?

Not very heavy for a defenceman
Reports on him have said he's been 6'0'' - 165 since freshman year - I'm guessing that's changed a bit.

Hard to complain about picking up the captain of the NCAA champs, nice lotto ticket.

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Reports on him have said he's been 6'0'' - 165 since freshman year - I'm guessing that's changed a bit.

Hard to complain about picking up the captain of the NCAA champs, nice lotto ticket.
don't get me wrong. Not complaining.

He's had a very good college career.

But the weight for a defenceman is concerning.

165 on a player that is 5'8"? I can see that.

165 on a kid that is six foot? At 24 years old there's not much growing left other than bulking up and more than likely slowing down.

Hope he does well, but he is going to have to real careful along the walls and behind the nets.

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I'm fairly sure he's more around 185 or 190.

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He's 24. He put up a point per game last year.

Mathew Bodie
Defense -- shoots L
Born Mar 7 1990 -- East St. Paul, MAN
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Height 6.00 -- Weight 165 [183 cm/75 kg]


2010-11 Union College ECAC 40 6 26 32 +27
2011-12 Union College ECAC 39 8 21 29 +18
2012-13 Union College ECAC 35 6 18 24 +11
2013-14 Union College ECAC 40 8 31 39 +28


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I'm fairly sure he's more around 185 or 190.
Not according to hockey db

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I think that only is good.

Brian Rafalski played in Europe from when he was 22-26. He was 27 y/o when the puck was dropped his first season with NJD.
I don't think it's a bad thing with the only problem being his upside is slightly limited. I like the way he skates and he definitely can get the puck out of the zone quickly.

Rafalski was playing in a Pro Euro league which is a step up compared to NCAA hockey. Bodie will need some time in CT to adjust to the pro game.

I think this is the best signing of the three.

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04-15-2014, 12:56 PM
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Honestly, his game probably suits the NHL moreso than the NCAA and AHL with the way he skates and moves the puck. As long as he has the hockey IQ, he may be a sleeper

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Congratulations to Mat. I played with Mat for a number of years growing up. He is fiery, competitive and knows how to win. Great leader, sees the ice great and moves the puck well. Definitely a more offensive defenseman.

His one knock has always been his size but seems to keep proving everyone wrong in that regard. Haven't seen him for a while now that he has been at UConn playing college. Not sure how accurate the list weights are, wouldn't surprise me if they were fairly accurate.

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I don't think it's a bad thing with the only problem being his upside is slightly limited. I like the way he skates and he definitely can get the puck out of the zone quickly.

Rafalski was playing in a Pro Euro league which is a step up compared to NCAA hockey. Bodie will need some time in CT to adjust to the pro game.

I think this is the best signing of the three.
Normally I would agree, but when it comes to small D's like Bodie, I don't think its quite accurate to talk about limitation in upside.

I rememeber a young Rafalski in Sweden, he was a true midget and real tiny back then. 12 years later, I wonder if he at his absolute peak (around the 10' OGs) was a top 3 D in the entire league.

There is of course no guarantee that a Troey Krug or, and especially, Mat Brodie will become Brian Rafalski II. Needless to say really. But in this cathegory more than any other, it will come down to what they do on the ice and not to their god given gifts so to speak if you get what I mean.

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Bodie is 24 year old. How much more maturing can he do? He is not a 20 year old.

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Bodie is 24 year old. How much more maturing can he do? He is not a 20 year old.
I matured a lot from 24-26.

I wasn't always the mature -31- you know today.

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Bodie is 24 year old. How much more maturing can he do? He is not a 20 year old.
How much more maturing does he need to do?

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Why does he have to mature, especially physically?

He's obviously going to have to translate aspects of his game to the NHL level, but so does every player every year.

Again, the obsession with size and GRIT on this forum comes out.

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Erik Karlsson is 175. And there are tons of short/light forwards.

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The talk around Bodie is that his maturity level is above and beyond someone in their early 20's. Obviously his body maturity rate is a bigger question, will he get much bigger than he is now? Who knows, but his hockey IQ has got him success, no matter what level he is playing at, and I don't see that changing. Smart players find a way to get it done, and this is a great depth, low risk signing that could turn in to something great down the road.

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Gross has him at 175 lbs

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Meh. Minnesota is the Manitoba of the States anyways.

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solid decision here.

capt of ncaa champs
good puck move
smart kid
fits a need

who knows, he might come in and win a job. obviously this organization has needs at the blue line with the lack of a true pmd.

moore is so-so.
diaz same
allen unproven.

this kid has a chance and if he doesnt break camp, he goes to hartford to learn to be a pro.


no downside.

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