In a far-reaching interview with Sammi Silber of Washington Hockey Now, former Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha covered a lot of ground.
His talking points were including the loss of much of last season to a shoulder injury, the inconsistency in his game and oddly enough, revealing that he still doesn’t know for sure what it takes to be a winner at the NHL level.
Mantha collected four assists in six playoff games as Washington lost in the first round to the Florida Panthers.
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“I don’t know yet what it takes to win,” Mantha told Silber. “Obviously, everyone’s so intense, everyone’s super hyped to play playoffs.”
In 37 games, Mantha potted nine goals while adding 14 assists. His frank admission was that inconsistency is still plaguing his game. That’s something that was frequently in evidence during his Detroit days as well.
“Being out that long led to a lot of ups and downs,” Mantha said. “I was happy with my play here and there, then at other times, it was a little harder. Hopefully next year, I come in and I finish the season with 82 games at the end.”
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