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Stefan Matteau released from junior team

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04:01 PM ET 04.22 | New Jersey Devils forward prospect Stefan Matteau has been released by his junior team, the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, according to the team on Monday afternoon. The situation is rather strange as Matteau is believed to have quit the team after being benched during Game 2 of the Armada's playoff series against Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's semifinal. The benching occurred after Matteau took a slashing penalty, which head coach Jean-Fran??ois Houle considered irresponsible. The situation became so hostile that Matteau returned home on a fan bus rather than the team bus. To make matters even stranger Matteau's father, St??phane Matteau, is an assistant coach for the Armada.

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April 22, 2013  04:28 PM ET

Matteau...Matteau...Uh Oh!!!

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April 22, 2013  04:35 PM ET

Did someone say "entitled"?

April 22, 2013  04:51 PM ET

Never met the kid, but I'd imagine things must have gotten pretty bad for him to do that.

The kid's got enough character to be a 1st round draft pick and it's not as if he's known as some sort of primadonna ... sooooo ... I dunno.

April 22, 2013  04:51 PM ET

DRAMA!

April 22, 2013  05:08 PM ET

Turned 19 in Feburary. First time away from home?

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April 22, 2013  07:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Never met the kid, but I'd imagine things must have gotten pretty bad for him to do that. The kid's got enough character to be a 1st round draft pick and it's not as if he's known as some sort of primadonna ... sooooo ... I dunno.

Agree....hard to tell if this is a sissified move or not.....more details required.

April 22, 2013  07:21 PM ET

Not the kind of publicity the kid really wants.

April 22, 2013  08:41 PM ET
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Not the kind of publicity the kid really wants.

Or his dad. A shame. But, nobody is a genius at 19. I didn't know it all until I was almost 20. (Then whenI was 30 my hair started falling out and my brains leaked out too!) I hope the kid gets it together.

April 22, 2013  09:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Never met the kid, but I'd imagine things must have gotten pretty bad for him to do that. The kid's got enough character to be a 1st round draft pick and it's not as if he's known as some sort of primadonna ... sooooo ... I dunno.

This smacks of the Patrick Roy - Mario Tremblay saga in Montreal that saw Patrick traded to Colorado where he flourished and won his SC rings. Coaches can be real arse holes too. Sometimes they have it in for a kid and make their life a real hell. We'll see how this ends.

April 22, 2013  10:18 PM ET
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This smacks of the Patrick Roy - Mario Tremblay saga in Montreal that saw Patrick traded to Colorado where he flourished and won his SC rings. Coaches can be real arse holes too. Sometimes they have it in for a kid and make their life a real hell. We'll see how this ends.

It would be funny if coach Houle is related to Raging Fool that was in charge in Montreal when the Roy trade went down.

The fact that Matteau Sr is an asistant coach on the team makes it even weirder/funnier/crazier...

April 22, 2013  11:07 PM ET
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The fact that Matteau Sr is an asistant coach on the team makes it even weirder/funnier/crazier...

No kidding! I thought this story had enough drama already before I read the last line about Matteau Sr. being an assistant coach. The plot thickens.

April 23, 2013  06:00 AM ET
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Nothing screams professonalism like crying and running home with your tail between your legs.Zero respect for this kid.

Think you hit the nail on the head...he's a kid....a lot of growing up to do....

 
April 23, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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The fact that Matteau Sr is an asistant coach on the team makes it even weirder/funnier/crazier...

Matteau Sr. is staying out of it because he's hoping to become the coach. The hell with the kid, let him find his own way.

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