Matthias is only 24, is huge and has a lot of upside. The risk is he was brought up too fast. He already has three years in the NHL and it seems to have stomped his growth as a hockey player. If the Canucks acquire him, lets just hope otherwise, that the potential far outweights his recent resume's course going forward.
Berhenheim does not fit the mold of bigger, faster, younger.
Mathias is like Pyatt. Big but below average at everything but not terrible in any area. Pyatt believe it or not actually hits a lot more too.
Lets take Pyatt's second season with the Canucks. He wasn't playing with the twins but scored 16 goals, was 4th on the team in hits, 2nd amongst forwards in blocked shots and he killed penalties, +9. He was 26 years old that season.
Mathias scored 10 last season, was a -2, killed no penalties, was 14th on the team in hits, 2nd in blocked shots.
Considering how unpopular Pyatt was I foresee similar fate for Mathias. Neither player is bad, useless etc., it is just big men tend to be very unpopular in Vancouver because they are expected to be Todd Bertuzzi.
Edited by canucklehead44, 26 August 2012 - 10:13 AM.
Sig too big.