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In Topic: Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Yesterday, 07:39 AM

I think this year and how successful we are, season wise and in the playoffs, will determine what Babs will do

Mantha injury really doesn't help matters as I think Babs was hoping to roll out more complete lines

In Topic: Mantha's Injury

18 September 2014 - 11:48 AM

Go figure, wish him a speedy recovery!

In Topic: Mantha's Injury

17 September 2014 - 11:22 AM

Welcome to the Red Wings, where injuries are expected!

In Topic: Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

16 September 2014 - 08:59 PM

Glad we have 1 pairing now between Kronner and DD

In Topic: Nice article on Mantha

14 September 2014 - 07:23 AM

I've said it before, but I really want Mantha on Pavel's wing.  Throughout his junior career, people have complained that he doesn't dominate play - Malik even complained about it after the first prospects game (after he scored 2 goals :lol: ).  Those who watch him closely say this is because his style of play doesn't involve chasing round the O-zone, but rather waiting for the puck to come to him and then taking advantage.  Rather like Brett Hull used to be with Pav - hanging round the slot while the kids mucked around in the corners, the puck would suddenly come free and there was an open Brett Hull firing a shot on net.
Sounds like Mantha has the shot, and the awareness (and the size, and the skating) to be a perfect foil to Pav.

Let's not hope Babcock tries to turn him into a defenseman..../ sarcasm

I can see your point... Let him be fed and rack up points; Ya think he could put up more points playing with Pavs and Hank versus Abby?