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08-14-2012, 05:20 PM
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Lou Lamoriello said team was happy with how Matteau played at prospects camp and Team USA camp in Lake Placid. Wanted to get him signed.

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Lamoriello wouldn't discuss whether there's a chance Matteau could make NHL team in training camp.
Makes sense to me. They already like what they see, so they want to lock him up early. Definitely a good sign for how safe a prospect he is.

And of course Lou isn't willing to discuss that.

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08-14-2012, 05:46 PM
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I have a sneaky feeling that Matteau makes the team given the current lack of options the team has to fill the 3rd line wings position.

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08-14-2012, 05:48 PM
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I have a sneaky feeling that Matteau makes the team given the current lack of options the team has to fill the 3rd line wings position.
It's a pretty big leap from the USHL to the NHL. It's not even a given that Matteau's going to be the 3rd line winger for the US WJC team.

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I have a sneaky feeling that Matteau makes the team given the current lack of options the team has to fill the 3rd line wings position.
Butler, Tedenby, Zubus, Clarkson, Bernier etc

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He is not going to make the team.

He may be AHL eligible given the the NHL's agreement with the CHL expires. There may be some changes.

Also as mentioned before the rule is if a player is drafted from a CHL team. He was drafted from the USNDT. So that ifmthe agreement stays in place would make him eligible as well. Again the John Carlson exception basically,mwhere he joined Hershey when playing for the Knights before he hit 20.

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08-14-2012, 07:08 PM
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He will not make the team

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08-14-2012, 07:16 PM
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Agree that this is just a preemptive move ahead of the expiration of both the CBA and the CHL deal.

Lou definitely has high hopes for the kid, but most likely not high enough for him to consider Matteau making the NHL this season.

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08-14-2012, 07:24 PM
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He will make a hockey team this year

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Butler, Tedenby, Zubus, Clarkson, Bernier etc
Unknown, Sucks, 3rd Right, Right Wing, 4th line

Kolvachuk, henrique, Elias, Zajac

Thats 4 players definitly on the top 2

Clarkson, Yoyo, Teddy, Carter, Bernier, Gionta, Barch, Janssen, Butler, Zubrus are the rest

- Carter, Bernier, Gionta for 4th line
- Barch, Janssen for 5th line

That leaves Clarkson, Yoyo, Teddy, butler, and zubrus


2 of those players have to fill top 6 roles

do you really feel comfortable with the rest as the third line?

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I don`t expect him to make the team this year, but his frame is almost fully developed so he should be ready soon, maybe sooner than you think.

Wouldn`t read too much into this move.

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That leaves Clarkson, Yoyo, Teddy, butler, and zubrus


2 of those players have to fill top 6 roles

do you really feel comfortable with the rest as the third line?
Actually, I do

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Unknown, Sucks, 3rd Right, Right Wing, 4th line

Kolvachuk, henrique, Elias, Zajac

Thats 4 players definitly on the top 2

Clarkson, Yoyo, Teddy, Carter, Bernier, Gionta, Barch, Janssen, Butler, Zubrus are the rest

- Carter, Bernier, Gionta for 4th line
- Barch, Janssen for 5th line

That leaves Clarkson, Yoyo, Teddy, butler, and zubrus


2 of those players have to fill top 6 roles

do you really feel comfortable with the rest as the third line?
We can still sign Sykora.

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I don`t expect him to make the team this year, but his frame is almost fully developed so he should be ready soon, maybe sooner than you think.

Wouldn`t read too much into this move.
dat similarity to clarkson's stickhandling

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bro, Zubrus is gonna play in the top 6

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We can still sign Sykora.
Aye, say Clarkson and Zub's go top 6, that leaves Yayo, Teddy and Butler on the 3rd. Shaky, but potential is there. Throw Sykora in the mix and u stabilize things a bunch.

And imo a trade involving multiple defensemen is a given at some point. So I'd be willing to throw the "young and potential" guys out there for a little whiles to see what happens.

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Butler, Tedenby, Zubus, Clarkson, Bernier etc
Zubrus & Clarkson will be top 6 wings and Bernier will remain on the '4th line' with Carter and Gionta because the chemistry is too good to split up.

Which therefore leave Matteau to battle Tedenby and Butler for a 3rd line wing spot.
Tedenby and Butler are very similar in that they are offensive wingers, if coach Deboer wants a defensive presence on the line at wing then Matteau can easily make the team and fill the departed Ponikarovsky role.

Barch and Janssen are not in the mix as they are only on the team for spot duty to fill the energy/goon role against certain teams.

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I have a sneaky feeling that Matteau makes the team given the current lack of options the team has to fill the 3rd line wings position.
I would be absolutely shocked if Matteau made the team out of camp. He has the physical frame needed to play in the NHL, but we want him to develop his scoring touch, and that isn't going to happen in the NHL.

I see him the same way as Zubrus. Zubrus was ruined as a scoring forward because the Flyers rushed him into the NHL. We don't want to make the same mistake with Matteau. Let him tear up the Q for a couple years before we bring him up.

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He will make a hockey team this year
What a bold prediction.

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Unknown, Sucks, 3rd Right, Right Wing, 4th line

Kolvachuk, henrique, Elias, Zajac

Thats 4 players definitly on the top 2

Clarkson, Yoyo, Teddy, Carter, Bernier, Gionta, Barch, Janssen, Butler, Zubrus are the rest

- Carter, Bernier, Gionta for 4th line
- Barch, Janssen for 5th line

That leaves Clarkson, Yoyo, Teddy, butler, and zubrus


2 of those players have to fill top 6 roles

do you really feel comfortable with the rest as the third line?
Your point? Matteau should not make the team over any of those players...

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We have a problem if Matteau makes it over some of the other guys.

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