Shawn Matthias

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Pilot, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Registered User

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    Not exactly a prospect anymore - but what is his upside at this point ?

    Once he was very highly regarded ....
     
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    I am also curious how well he has been in the NHL.

    He was a beast in juniors.
     
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    He plays for the Panthers... who knows. Not many Panthers fans here.
     
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    Even we as Panthers Fans don't know. He would shows flashes and then be demoted to the 4th line..... His upside is probably a 2nd liner, but more than likely he will be a 3rd liner.
     
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    With a new coach hopefully he gets a chance to play he was such a beast in the Ohl.
     
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    Despite his reputation, I was disappointed in DeBoer's ability to develop the younger players on the roster. I think Matthias could thrive in the right situation.

    I think he realistically projects as a strong third line center who could play on the second line and not look out of place.
     
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    wasn't he trade for half a season of bertuzzi lol
     
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    Detroit traded Matthias and their 2007 2nd for Bertuzzi at the 2007 TDL.
     
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    my take as a florida fan:

    i see him becoming a very good third line center - maybe like a manny malhotra. the speed of the nhl seems to fast for him to ever evolve into anything more. he doesn't have the vision to be a playmaker, and just doesn't have the scoring instincts to be a top-6 scorer.

    he's fast, big, strong, though, so if he can work on his defensive game to the point where he's a regular contributor on the PK - i see him being a 15-20 goal, 30-40 point 3rd line center who's big and somewhat physical presence.
     

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