I suggest riding the people mover, when I was a kid it was my favorite part of detroit. You're going to hockey town cafe, so recommending places to eat seems pointless, but if you're in Detroit you should definitely go and get a hot dog from one of Lafayette or American coney island, (choose wisely, but they're both good)
They tried it with Jurco and I guess it didn't work by their standards. Mantha is supposed to be a goal scorer and what Pav needs is some sort of a goal scorer.
But now that I remember I think Blash was quoted indirectly saying that he wouldn't bring Mantha up? So he might not be the "call up" that Blash been talking about.
I would love to have seen mantha playing on datsyuk wing, even if they put Jurco on the other side for the piano puller. I don't think they gave jurco enough time next to him, and having helm on the other side certainly didn't help him produce with pav. Mantha can be the shooter, Cuz everyone will be pulled to pav, Jurco could park in front of the net and mantha could float into the slot. In theory it seems perfect, but it rarely works out as well as you draw it up.
Yeah dude, hes done some awesome stuff that shows he has the hands for whatever reason he's just not been trying anything fancy.
I thought he was going to be a game changing dangler like datsyuk is/was Cuz his first season he'd try stuff like this in game. For whatever reason, he hasn't been doing anything good with the puck. I want to say its just his lack of confidence, but maybe his back is actually be that messed up that he can't do that stuff anymore. Like his penalty shot a few games ago, he looked like he was gonna try something, then just took a shot from just inside the top of the circle.
As for the video...
I think he just pulled the between the legs thing too soon, if he'd done that closer to the middle of the ice, then went back blocker side I think it would've worked.
Look at how relaxed and poised he is with the puck.. I get its just the chl skills challenge, but I'd he was that calm and confident in the NHL I think he'd be much better off.
He looked so good with sheahan and Tatar, and mickey and ken talking about how good the kids were.
Hes too good to be the player he is now, I hope he gets his confidence back, or his back heals up, Cuz we could use that guy. Especially in shoot outs, since our best players try the same move every time or just can't score on em.