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Poll: Does Matteau stay past game 5> (83 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Yes, he stays. (21 votes [25.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.30%

  2. Sent down. (62 votes [74.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 74.70%

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#21 MadDog2020

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

Would he go to Albany or back to junior? I would assume junior, no. Not sure if he plays in Albany if that saves the elc year. I mean, it would've with josefson but he wasn't in junior to begin with. Don't know if the rules are different for juniors as opposed to foreign players.

I think he goes down. I'm not gonna take anything from his playing time yesterday. That game was half special teams which he's not going to play. I have also co e around to not caring so much about his elc because he doesn't seem to have the skill set that will command a lot of money anyway.
he hasn't seemed out of place and I would sooner see tedenby go for henrique than Mateau all things being equal. But really, the devils should be looking to upgrade both tedenby and matteau

. To answer your question, yeah he'd go back to junior, not Albany.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:51 AM

He's eligible to go to Albany (I think - I don't know how it works assigning junior players to Albany mid-season) but I don't see the wisdom of sending him there.
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#23 Zubie#8

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

I have a gut feeling that Matteau will score his first goal in his hometown on a 2 on 1 with Kovy just like how Henrique got his first one.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

There is no reason to keep this kid on the team. He's not going to help them this year. Send him back to juniors and save his entry level years for when his ready to contribute to the team.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

I can't imagine anyway he is staying with the team beyond 5 games. Promising player but he is better served getting more time to develop in the Q. I'm not even concerned about the ELC since I doubt he'll end up getting huge raises in RFA. It's more about letting him grow more as a player.

Matteau had 2 shifts in the 3rd for 1:31 of ice time. Played a total of 9:32 tonight.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

Just a thought: weird situation tonight, Matteau playing on a first line after not making the world junior team while Galchenyuk was arguably the best player for team USA and they're in the same position in the NHL.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

He is just not ready so why push him, his 18. They pushed Teddy and I do not see him turning that corner to a NHL player. Don't do the same to Matteau!
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

I look forward to seeing what our lineup will be minus Tedenby and Matteau, plus Henrique and Darche. Matteau has promise, but now just isn't his time.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

He is just not ready so why push him, his 18. They pushed Teddy and I do not see him turning that corner to a NHL player. Don't do the same to Matteau!


Teddy waited a year before coming over. Though in hindsight that was probably too soon anyways.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

I look forward to seeing what our lineup will be minus Tedenby and Matteau, plus Henrique and Darche. Matteau has promise, but now just isn't his time.


Yep, it's time for Tedenby to go as well. It's a contact league and he gets thrown around like a rag doll out there.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

I say keepo Matteau, and Either Play Larsson or send him down, he will not improve if he's in street cloths during every game...
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

I'm so torn on this.. I think Matteau could stay and be a decent regular for us, but I also feel like his overall production and contribution won't justify him losing a full year of eligibility down the road.. Then again, if we lose him then who replaces him? Not sure we have the F depth, so sending him back to juniors could seal this team's fate for this year

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

Harri Pesonen? Matteau is getting 10 minutes a game of ice time and hasn't really been that good, I don't think replacing him should be hard.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Harri Pesonen? Matteau is getting 10 minutes a game of ice time and hasn't really been that good, I don't think replacing him should be hard.


Bingo. No reason to keep him around. He's not doing anything that can't be replaced very easily. Outside of a couple of shots he really hasn't added much and it's not worth wasting a year of his ELC to keep him around.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Shame he didn't score on that power move yesterday. Almost!
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