Darn on both accounts. My math must have been off since I thought he'd only miss a couple weeks of the regular season. While I don't expect Mantha to get called up right away, his size and scoring touch are pretty much exactly what the Wings need up in the big club right now.
If some enforcer lays him out he would have earned his pay check with just one action. Give the rats and divers are reason to lay on the ice. Also if they want to stand in front of the net, make them pay a huge price for it. Matt Martin would have been a nice signing, adds sandpaper and can play hockey. This defense needs more grit that idiot deserves a lesson and one he won't forget when the habs are playing the Wings again. Love seeing Thornton's water bottle incident again good stuff! Julien has been right with calling them out the habs are a bunch of diving *******, tough behind the refs and safe for Price, Prust and maybe Markov full of rats.
Price has a fairly extensive history of diving as well. And as evidenced last night, he's the king at initiating contact and getting calls. Anyone have a gif of the Paccioretty dive that got called? Some habs fans on HF were calling that dive against him "ridiculous".