I know it only makes sense to not get too excited about Mantha. But, really, could he more promising as a 19-year-old? Like, I get the knocks on his D and compete. It's all valid, all true. (Though I don't think he should've been considered a "bubble boy" candidate for this Juniors team.) But, at the same time, he's a 19-year-old goal-scoring machine, with a massive frame he's probably not even close to fully understanding. D and compete can be taught, instilled. Natural scoring ability and size, not so much.
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