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02-28-2013, 06:54 AM
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I can see why people like De la Rose. He has a great frame and is a very tough player to knock off the puck. I think he is pretty raw in the other aspects of his game, but I can see why people think he is a high 2nd rounder.
Also I was talking to our LHJMQ scout today & yesterday and he said that Gauthier is a better player than Mantha. When Mantha doesn't score he looks invisible, Gauthier is a great two-way player that reminds him of a hybrid of Toews/Jordan Staal. He also did tell that when Mantha sucks, Val'D-Or sucks so he is that important to his club.
Also guys for a second round selection, Laurent Dauphin is a perfect player for us. He is a very hard worker and goes to the dirty areas, he reminds me a LOT of Ryan O'Reilly, but has better offensive potential (in terms of when ROR was a junior as well). Won't be as good defensively compared to him or Danult, but still a solid two-way player.
I have seen both players play live a few times.
Gauthier is great caracter player, see the ice well, works hard. The kind of kid a coach loves. He wants to learn, he wants to get better. first one at the practive and last one out.
The part that I do not like about his game is that he is 6'5'' 210 and he is not physical at all. I would not say that he is soft but he does not know have a mean side.
Mantha....just wow and wow and wow....when he wants it.
One of the game that i saw him play, he was a top 5 for sure. Using his size, working hard, putting the puck into the net.
The other game he was invisible. I see some Wolsky in him. Great talent but how bad does he want it? I would not take the risk to pick him in the top 20.
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