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Anthony Mantha Has A High Ceiling

10/06/2018 at 7:57pm EDT

from Dana Wakiji of the Wings' website,

When Thomas Vanek looks at Anthony Mantha, he sees something special and he wants Mantha to see the same thing.

"I think he can become the next power forward in this league," Vanek said after the Wings' practice at Toyota Sports Center Saturday afternoon. "His size, his skill-set, his skating, you don't see that combination that much. He's still young. The consistency is probably for all us, still not quite there, but he can become a real good power forward in this league."

Mantha, 24, has said he's aiming for at least 30 goals this season after falling a bit short with 24 last year, but Vanek wants him to aim even higher.

"I think 30 goals is like 20 to most of us," Vanek said. "I think he has potential is way more than that in my opinion. I don't think he believes in himself as much as he should. I don't think he realizes how strong he is. Once he figures that part out, then the game will come easier for him."

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