I've been watching Mantha all season. My fear is he ends up another Franson. Right now, he is not aggresive along the boards and looses most of those battles. He also is slow getting back on defense. What he does have is a great set of hands and some speed. It's just that the drive seems to be lacking.
Posted by kipwinger
on 12 February 2015 - 03:36 PM
Kip, you're such a s***.
Haha, I wouldn't have done that to anybody but Malik. I can't stand that guy. When I rib on Khan or Brendan Savage it's exactly that, me lightheartedly gassing on them. Malik is a different story. He and Helen St. James REALLY get my goat.
Dude it's just a hockey blog. lol Relax.
Don't like his reporting? Don't read his stuff.
I don't really get why you felt so inclined to create an account, post several over the top attacks on him (till he would finally respond to you), and then come here to pat your self on the back with a "see what I did everyone!" attitude.
The whole thing was kind of sad to be honest. And I'm not even a fan of Malik...
Sooooo just to be clear, you DON'T like how I behave on the internet?
Posted by kipwinger
on 04 February 2015 - 08:57 PM
Honestly if Franson did get traded here and then signed long term, I could pretend that it was the same Franson the entire time and pretend the horrible Choice never happened. He would for sure make me forget about the other guy...
Do you find it even remotely ironic that the guy who supposed wants to "pretend the horrible Choice never happened" is also the same guy who won't shut up about it?
I disagree. Ouellet has a good point shot. Its not as hard as Sproul, but very accurate.Much better than marchenko or Jensen. You need a good point shot to put up points from the back end in the NHL. I'm not opposed to moving him for the right package, but he will be a much more productive NHL defenseman than the others minus Sproul.
This is exactly how I feel after watching Ouellet, and the few games I've seen out of Marchenko. There's an air of maturity in XO's game, he doesn't make many mistakes, and when he does, he seem to instantly be able to rectify them.