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02-16-2013, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
Not sure this is really the case with Mantha.
His Compete level is fine. Better than average is right on the spot. He's not on Dumont-level but he doesn't take many shifts off either.

Originally Posted by DekeLikeYouMeanIt View Post
He's all hustle imo. He's not good defensively but he puts in the effort.
He won't be a defensive specialist in the show but in the 'Q he's fairly responsible. He was used on PK Wednesday in Sherbrooke and caused trouble to the PP to setup.

Originally Posted by GFORCE View Post
When I watch Anthony Mantha, I just see James Neal. This guy will end up being a sniper and it would kill me to wait for a guy like Wennberg when we can have this kind of guy in the lineup.

As for the compete level, I don't know what to make of that. Short-term it's hard to judge a player consistantly on it. So I base my opinion on what I heard. That being said, most 17 years old out there have to learn things about this aspect of their games. It's not the kind of quotes that would prevent me from drafting a potential James Neal.
That's a pretty good comparison.

Originally Posted by That View Post
Watched Mantha play the last two games against Hudon. He really wasn't noticeable in any way, apart from a scuffle in the first game and a pair of power play shifts today. He did score a goal in tight. He wasn't moving his feet, especially in his own zone, and avoided the corners. He didn't battle very hard along the boards either, but that has improved since the last time that I watched him, about a month ago.

I was far more impressed with Vincent Dunn, which tends to be the case more often than not when I watch Val-d'Or.
I've seen Val-D'or twice live and 4 times on TV this year and Mantha was the most noticeable every game. Given that Dunn was injured for one of the live game. Mantha is just a continuous threat. Yes the games live were against Sherbrooke who are far from a contender in the 'Q, but their D is average at worst.

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