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In Topic: All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

22 December 2015 - 03:36 PM

Ya. People need to watch or at least listen to the Griffins games. mantha has been playing a complete game. In the corners, in the front of the net, back on D, checking etc.... No he will never be McCarty when it comes to physical play. He is however already playing more physical than Sheahan does and has better O.

I'm at almost every game and work some of them also. I know each has his own viewpoint and that is fine. My take is he is going and trying but usually he sits back 5' off the boards and lets his linemate work the board.

In Topic: All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

20 December 2015 - 12:39 PM

Callahan is out again with another puck to the face. 4 weeks minimum. Too bad, he was just starting to come back into his own again. Mantha, while scoring and assisting, still will not go into the corners. He has the Jimmy Carson syndrome. Not sure it will ever work with the Red Wings. 

In Topic: Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

30 May 2015 - 05:14 PM

He just reminds me of Franzen. Listen to his interviews. He is calm, matter of fact etc. Floats around and gets you angry and then scores a great goal. Doesn't go into the corner. Rarely comes away with the puck along the boards. 


I hope that he develops into something, but I would not hold my breath and I would not offer a 10 year contract either.

In Topic: Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

30 May 2015 - 04:55 PM

I watched him last night again. He acts like Dats when the game needs to be taken over. He just started taking controlling play on a few shifts to urge the players on. Just my observation. He has that "thing" that Z , Stevie, and Dats have. Winner. 


PS, I hope he rubs off on Mantha.

In Topic: All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

30 May 2015 - 08:24 AM

I thought all three of our goals were nice. I also figured out why we are having such a hard time against Utica....


Clendening. But I listened on the radio to the first game and I was wondering how Glennie had cleared waivers to play for the Griffs.