Mantha was very hyped upon being drafted, and for good reason. Very few are as high on him as they once were.. I'm just hoping he's having a good off season of work and comes to camp determined to make the roster. He certainly has the tools to be a difference maker at the NHL level, he's just gotta want it.
Little Bert has been one of the more exciting Griffins to watch over the past year. I still think he'll have another year down there though. Maybe be a bottom 6 injury call up this year.
I keep seeing comments about the "kick" goal and the dive.
The Kick: I'm no expert here but, as someone that knows about soccer, the movement he makes with his feet pivoting with the ankles looks like when you try to lift the ball with just the tip of both feet. He looked like trying to control the bounce off the shins.
The Dive: Nyquist was hooked, no doubt about it, but what I see is Gus going low, protecting the puck and losing his step due to his left hand pulled back on to his knee and not being able to make the next stride.
But whatever, that's how hockey is. Just like Abby pushing the goalie into the net and the goal was still allowed. Some you win some you lose but watching them play like that against one of the top teams in the league gives us confidence for what's to come