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02-13-2014, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
Detroit hasn't churned out a lot of young players the last 10 years. They are heavily dependent on Zetterberg and Datsyuk, if one of those stars is out they struggle. Their drafting/developing is average at best and massively overrated.

The issue in the NHL for scorers is unless you are blazing fast, you have to go into traffic to score, something Mantha doesn't like to do. He may still end up an 30 goal NHLer but it's not a lock.
they have been able to make NHLers out of a good number of their picks. That doesn't mean those players become impact guys either.

And Mantha, given some defensive tutoring would be a good NHLer (2nd line sniper perhaps)

Back on 2014,

I really see this draft will be judged 5 years from now based on the turnout of the mid to late round pics. If a quality NHLer can be found among the 4th to 7th rounds, this draft would be a big win for us

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