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11-25-2013, 02:38 PM
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Grant McCagg
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Originally Posted by Zilo44 View Post
Nothing against you, but this is the ultimate bandwagon post, the kind of post you only see on the Habs board. Prior to the draft, most people wanted a "powerforward" able to chip in too. So people wanted Timmins to pick either Zykov, Rychel or Hartman. But most importantly, the unanimous consent was that Timmons should not draft Mantha!

Mantha was supposed to be soft, a Michael Ryder kind of player at best!

Now that Mantha is tearing up the Q, we need a pure goal scorer and Mantha scores goals in the dirty area!
"Now" that he's tearing up the Q? He tore up the q last year too..this is not a shock that he's producing in his final junior season as a 19-year-old.

Mantha still doesn't score goals in the dirty areas very often. An impressive super series game playing on a line with a junior superstar against teenage Russian defenders is a far cry from the NHL.

Time will tell how well he fares in the NHL. but it's a moot point. He was picked before the Habs selected, so it is irrelevant.

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