LW Anthony Mantha - Val d'Or, QMJHL (2013, 20th overall, Detroit)
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01-11-2013, 12:35 AM
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In my opinion, there are far bigger concerns about Mantha than his birth date. Like his consistency. Don't get me wrong, he's a very talented player, with a rare blend of size, speed, and skills, but those issues are major concerns. The time I saw him play he scored a hattrick, but he was completely invisible during every other shift. He also scored a hattrick in 5 minutes against St John's later that week, but seemed completely uninterested for the other 55 minutes.
He's got a ton of talent, but doesn't show it most of the time. His defensive game for the most part is weak too, but at times he looks great, backchecking hard, getting in passing lanes, and working hard along the boards. While being physically imposing, he doesn't play physical very often. Notice a trend here? He only competes hard sometimes. He lacks consistency.
Whatever team drafts him though is getting one hell of a goal scorer, an incredibly talented player.
i have never seen mantha play, but your description sounds a lot like johan franzen.
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