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06-13-2013, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Habs 4 Life View Post
Therefore if he isn't scoring he is going to be chewed up in this town. I like him but I'd pass to take someone with a more complete game
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That is a real concern. Habs fans hate perimeter, inconsistent effort players, especially when they are big. We all remember Ryders first time here and how it ended, and this guy had scored 85 goals in the 3 years prior to his last one with us. Being young and a local boy will give him time but he will get the business from the fans if he plays soft and inconsistent lacks effort, even if he scores 30.
Yup, this is exactly why I don't want Mantha in the 1st round. A bad fit for this market.

These types of inconsistent/perimeter oriented/compete level comes and goes players are always whipping boys in Montreal, regardless of where they are from or how the team is doing...and the focus will be on him big time since he's a local boy. I don't think it would give him more time as you claim yianik. The expectations would be sky high from the start with the inevitable french media hype train.

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