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#1 sundstrom

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:02 PM

@TGfireandice: Devils have signed 2012 1st rd pick Stefan Matteau to 3-year entry level contract.

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not sure what, if anything this means at this juncture.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

News! :clap:
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

I imagine he'll still go to the Q
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:54 PM

31 oct, November 3rd and 4th he's playing in st-john Moncton and Bathurst and in halifax in january... im probly gonna go at those games since im back in Moncton now
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:03 PM

just the next step in his development. I say he makes the team at the earliest 2013-2014 but more likely 2014-2015. Just my $0.02.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:34 PM

31 oct, November 3rd and 4th he's playing in st-john Moncton and Bathurst and in halifax in january... im probly gonna go at those games since im back in Moncton now



Hahah I'm in Quebec City, I'm gonna try and go see him when he plays at the Colisee Pepsi against the Remparts!
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

Hahah I'm in Quebec City, I'm gonna try and go see him when he plays at the Colisee Pepsi against the Remparts!


wouldnt be too much traveling for you to see him more than that too
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:01 PM

@TGfireandice: Devils have signed 2012 1st rd pick Stefan Matteau to 3-year entry level contract.

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not sure what, if anything this means at this juncture.


Some talk that Matteau would be eligible to play in the AHL, either based on the fact that the AHL/CHL agreement expired, or because he was part of the U.S. Development Team, he's not considered subject to that agreement. But based on his play with the U.S. Development team I see no reason to stick him in the AHL.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:14 PM

ill see in in rouyn and val dor ;)
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:53 PM

Some talk that Matteau would be eligible to play in the AHL, either based on the fact that the AHL/CHL agreement expired, or because he was part of the U.S. Development Team, he's not considered subject to that agreement. But based on his play with the U.S. Development team I see no reason to stick him in the AHL.


I don't get what you mean based on his play. I thought reports were he played very well? If so, would the AHL be so bad?
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:29 PM

I don't get what you mean based on his play. I thought reports were he played very well? If so, would the AHL be so bad?


Even if he played 'very well', he's not likely to be particularly good in the AHL - I'd rather have him play against the weaker QMJHL competition in a larger role.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:44 PM

Nice :) Give him a shot at making the opening night roster and if doesn't work out he can still go back to the Q and we don't lose a year on his contract, sounds like a win-win.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:29 PM

wouldnt be too much traveling for you to see him more than that too


Exactly hahah, 10-15 minutes from the arena.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:06 AM

“He had a good camp up in Lake Placid,” Lamoriello said. “It’s his size and strength and also his hockey sense is maybe better than I thought.”

I will go off the board here and say if Matteau has a very good camp you may see him make the team like Wayne Simmonds did for LA. There is nothing ahead of him on the wing. He has to beat Tedenby or someone line him for a roster spot and with his size strength he no doubt will be better on the boards, more physical and better defensively. I can see DeBoer liking him.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:47 AM

“He had a good camp up in Lake Placid,” Lamoriello said. “It’s his size and strength and also his hockey sense is maybe better than I thought.”

I will go off the board here and say if Matteau has a very good camp you may see him make the team like Wayne Simmonds did for LA. There is nothing ahead of him on the wing. He has to beat Tedenby or someone line him for a roster spot and with his size strength he no doubt will be better on the boards, more physical and better defensively. I can see DeBoer liking him.


Simmonds was drafted in 2007 and made the team in 2008-09. Matteau should not be anywhere near this team.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

Simmonds was drafted in 2007 and made the team in 2008-09. Matteau should not be anywhere near this team.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:14 AM

He has to beat Tedenby or someone line him for a roster spot and with his size strength he no doubt will be better on the boards, more physical and better defensively. I can see DeBoer liking him.

Larsson last season was called the most "NHL ready player" picked in the draft and look at the struggles he went through last season. He also had much more skill, was much more developed than matteau, and was picked 25 spots higher. Stefan needs atleast a year in the Q then a year in the AHL then maybe just maybe we can expect to see him here in New Jersey.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:32 AM

Larsson last season was called the most "NHL ready player" picked in the draft and look at the struggles he went through last season. He also had much more skill, was much more developed than matteau, and was picked 25 spots higher. Stefan needs atleast a year in the Q then a year in the AHL then maybe just maybe we can expect to see him here in New Jersey.


Apples to oranges. Larsson was getting top line defenseman minutes for much of the season. It's also traditionally much more difficult to crack the roster as an 18 year old defenseman rather than an 18 year old forward. Also note that Larsson, on the whole, was pretty good last year. He had his disaster moments, but wasn't completely out of place.

As Jason noted, you have to look at who potentially is in front of him. Lou also seems to be really impressed, as much as anyone can interpret Lou speak. Leads me to believe he has more than an outside shot of making the team this year, especially if there's a lockout.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:32 AM

Larsson last season was called the most "NHL ready player" picked in the draft and look at the struggles he went through last season. He also had much more skill, was much more developed than matteau, and was picked 25 spots higher. Stefan needs atleast a year in the Q then a year in the AHL then maybe just maybe we can expect to see him here in New Jersey.

This is true but it is SO much tougher to make the team as a rookie defensemen than a rookie forward.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:46 AM

BEST case is that Matteau gets 9 games and then goes back to the Q.
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