2013-2014 CHL/NCAA/Euro Prospects thread 2.0
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11-24-2013, 12:29 PM
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The Habs went out and drafted a player that has the potential to fight, bang bodies, be intimidating on the cycle and forecheck, and also put in the dirty goals. Mantha is a pure goal scorer.. which we have an abundance of goal scoring and offensive talent in the system with Lehkonen, Reway, Andrighetto, Collberg, Hudon etc. We needed to get some players with some different complexions to their game in order to build a line-up that has a bit of everything.
McCarron and De La Rose were selections to bring a full complement of skills to the team. Lehkonen is showing to be a legit goal scorer and is doing it against men, something Mantha has yet to do.
We'll talk about it in 5 years. I remember the Perron vs. Pacioretty debate.. I remember the flak I got for saying Esposito wouldn't be in the league at 22.
Yup. There's a reason why a 6'4 50 goal scoring winger only went 20th overall. If we just look at stats he should have been a Top 5 pick.
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