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04-13-2013, 07:37 PM
Em Ancien
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Originally Posted by Grant McCagg View Post
Watch any of the games in Mantha's last playoff series and get back to us. :-) You don't assume a player is going to be picked high by looking at his numbers. Steve Bernier scored 50 goals in his draft year too did he not?
And he was drafted 16th overall in one of the stronger drafts in recent memory. Case in point.

If your argument is that Mantha is subject to the same doom as Bernier (or that the latter should be used as a cautionary tale), well it is possible. That's where scouting comes through, on the individual.

He's been ranked pretty high for most of the year (with ISS being the sole exception afaik).

As for playoff games, I don't buy into it that much. Small sample sizes don't make or break a prospect, as tempting as the playoffs are as a scouting spotlight (like international tournaments).

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