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Team Canada Head Coach Alain Vigneault On Anthony Mantha

“He’s a guy who is solid in one-on-one situations, very powerful, really good skills, good hands and able to release a good shot. So far his line with Kyle (Turris, of the Predators) and Jared (McCann, of Pittsburgh) has been our most consistent, offensively as much as defensively. They support each other well and in Anthony’s case, so far he’s been competing with a lot of grit, a lot of intensity, and when you have that talent and that frame, that makes a good hockey player.”

Max Bultman of The Athletic (paid subscription) has more on Mantha.

added 2:52pm on 5/21/19, Mantha pic below of a hit he made in the game against Denmark.  Thanks to a KK member for the pic.

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so far he’s been competing with a lot of grit, a lot of intensity,

That’s quite an unusual quote about Mantha, nice to hear

Posted by VPalmer on 05/20/19 at 10:20 PM ET

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Posted by VPalmer on 05/20/19 at 10:20 PM ET

Today there is a pic of Mantha making a Dane part of the boards,scoring, back checking MONSTER.

Nice to watch the Canadians and Mantha

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 05/20/19 at 11:36 PM ET

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Where is this pic?

Posted by Pasha1277 on 05/21/19 at 11:21 AM ET

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It is on a CTV or CBC blog.  I will get it when I get home

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 05/21/19 at 02:17 PM ET

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Where is this pic?

Posted by Pasha1277 on 05/21/19 at 11:21 AM ET

Paul has kindly put the picture on this blog.  Mantha is a big man and if he gets involed a bit more physically it should give him more room to use his offence. Poor Dane!!

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 05/22/19 at 01:26 PM ET

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