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06-30-2013, 05:09 PM
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Anthony Mantha

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“I saw him a couple of times where he was dominant,” said Red Wings scout Jeff Finley. “He takes the puck wide and can beat defensemen, take it to the net … he has a knack for finding open ice and he has a good shot and release. I wouldn’t label him as just a scorer, either. He’s creative and he can see the ice and make plays. He’s a gifted all-around offensive player.”

“I like the size, the skating — he’s got lots of speed and mobility for a big guy — he can shoot on the fly and his hockey sense is good,” said Red Wings scout Mario Marois. “He can play any style he wants offensively. He is very good down low, too. He has a good shot, he protects the puck well.”
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I'm OK with this pick.

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Looks like he needs to put on about 40 pounds. Scrawny, tall NHL players seem to bust all the time.

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disappointed. Let the trolling begin

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disappointed. Let the trolling begin
That's okay. Who did you want?

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My next HF name: Mantha Ray.

I wanted Wennberg, but it wasn't to be. Columbus has a great GM these days.

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That's okay. Who did you want?
Truthfully, I wanted DET to trade back again (was looking at MTL's 25th + 55th). I didnt have anyone singled out specifically to draft but from everything ive read and heard, Mantha is a 1 trick pony

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Great pick. Mantha is a big goal scorer, that is a rare combination and the Wings are in no hurry to put him on the roster so he has time to sort his issues out.

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Truthfully, I wanted DET to trade back again (was looking at MTL's 25th + 55th). I didnt have anyone singled out specifically to draft but from everything ive read and heard, Mantha is a 1 trick pony
If that trick is scoring a ******** of goals then I am fine with it.

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Anthony Mantha: 2013 NHL Draft Player Profile

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If that trick is scoring a ******** of goals then I am fine with it.
It is, but he's soft, defensively irresponsible, low compete level, and gets frustrated easily. The last 2 of which concern me the most. The rest can be taught.

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Truthfully, I wanted DET to trade back again (was looking at MTL's 25th + 55th). I didnt have anyone singled out specifically to draft but from everything ive read and heard, Mantha is a 1 trick pony
Thats funny. Thats exactly what one of the commentators said on NBC Sports after the pick...

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He was my number 1 guy and was hoping he'd still be there after we traded down too. Very glad we got him. He's 18, he'll mature and be something special.

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Thats funny. Thats exactly what one of the commentators said on NBC Sports after the pick...
so then im not the only one

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If that trick is scoring a ******** of goals then I am fine with it.
Exactly this. We need scoring like no one's business.

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My next HF name: Mantha Ray.

I wanted Wennberg, but it wasn't to be. Columbus has a great GM these days.
They picked Rychel with their second pick. His body wont last five years.

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They can work on his commitment and compete level issues. He has the skill and physical assets and that's what is important to me.

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I'm pretty happy with this pick, I really wanted them to swing for the fences and Mantha fits the bill nicely. 2-way game and compete level can be taught and gained with maturation his frame and his shot cannot be taught.

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A good thing with the pick is that he only has one more year of junior eligibility left. He's one of the oldest guys(the oldest?) in the draft. He's big and he can skate so it's good the get him into pro hockey sooner rather than later and learn him the physical/defensive aspects he probably won't learn in the Q.

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They can work on his commitment and compete level issues. He has the skill and physical assets and that's what is important to me.
Sure, some of his shortcomings can be taught. If he wants to play for DET, he'll improve defensively. Its the confidence/composure that im worried about

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I'm very happy with this pick, not only does he have the size, drive and hands, but he stands to develop into a clutch powerforward/scorer for the Wings.

Get that kid some metrx bars and get him into the weight room, then condition him to be as aggressive a power forward as he can be. Big kid with a big future, if everything works out well.

That's a 'plus' for Kenny and the Wings front office. I hope to be eating crow about Kenny by the end of the draft!

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It bugs me that the TSN tools have been slobbering all over every pick...
As soon as the Wings select Mantha, Bob McKenzie takes a dump all over a kid

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