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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #930 on: January 26, 2019, 02:19:33 AM »

This is going to bother Nik.


Tavares sets the story straight, as if the photo wasn't already proof enough.

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« Reply #931 on: January 26, 2019, 09:34:58 AM »

This is going to bother Nik.

I've questioned Matthew's comfort level in front of the camera in his career so far but I gotta say I can see a big change in him lately. Listened to him on Leaf's Lunch today and he was comfortable, open, and funny. Neat to watch the transition as that part worried me as you can't turn our media off.

Perhaps he's just older now? Pretty tough to know how to deal with the Toronto spotlight when you're 18

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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #932 on: January 26, 2019, 09:47:04 AM »
When I was 18 I didn't even like ordering pizza.

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« Reply #933 on: January 26, 2019, 09:58:29 AM »
When I was 18 I didn't even like ordering pizza.

In fairness you also hadn't been in front of a camera for years and weren't into your 2nd pro season.

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« Reply #934 on: January 26, 2019, 11:02:38 AM »
That was an awesome gesture by Matthews. He just gained a whole new set of fans in San Jose.

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« Reply #935 on: January 26, 2019, 02:04:32 PM »
That was an awesome gesture by Matthews. He just gained a whole new set of fans in San Jose.

He's making his case for the C to stay.

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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #936 on: January 26, 2019, 02:31:53 PM »
Flex-tastic.
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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #937 on: January 26, 2019, 07:37:51 PM »
When I was 18 I didn't even like ordering pizza.

In fairness you also hadn't been in front of a camera for years and weren't into your 2nd pro season.

So you're saying he should of been better as high school senior in front of 20 microphones, in a city with a media that's looking for a reason to eat you alive?

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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #938 on: January 26, 2019, 08:03:11 PM »
When I was 18 I didn't even like ordering pizza.

In fairness you also hadn't been in front of a camera for years and weren't into your 2nd pro season.

So you're saying he should of been better as high school senior in front of 20 microphones, in a city with a media that's looking for a reason to eat you alive?

No, I'm saying I'm pleasantly surprised that he now seems to be embracing it rather than my previous thought that he might come to pretty much hate it and want to play elsewhere.

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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #939 on: January 27, 2019, 12:10:37 PM »
I think he loves the limelight, thank god he has a good family to keep his head from exploding, keep him level. I remember Tom Sellick at the height of his fame saying without his family the fame may have gone to his head. Hard not to I would think.
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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #940 on: February 07, 2019, 02:10:09 PM »
"I'll take that."
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« Reply #940 on: February 07, 2019, 02:10:09 PM »