Interviewed at Club de golf Le Mirage as part of Serge Savard’s tournament, Anthony Mantha says he’s aiming for 60 points next season.
He wants to play the coming campaign at 232 lbs. He weighed 242 last year.
Focuses his training on explosion.
– Anthony Martineau (@Antho_Martineau) August 15, 2023
He had to miss a few games due to injury, and he didn’t play up to the expectations set for him by management. It’s fair to say that he disappointed with 27 points (11 goals) in 67 games… But it’s mainly his inconsistency that’s bothering the Capitals.
His name has been at the heart of a number of trade rumours (let’s not forget that his salary is $5.7 million a year and his contract expires at the end of next season) for obvious reasons, but the Caps have been unable to get rid of him.
That said, Anthony Mantha is 28 years old and it would be unusual to say that he’s on a downward slope. Because, after all, bad spells and more difficult seasons in terms of offensive production do happen.
The big forward is aware of this, of course, and will be looking to “redeem himself” in 23-24. How does he intend to do it?
It’s a huge goal… But Mantha has the tools to get there.
He’ll be well surrounded in Washington and we all know in Quebec that he has what it takes to be a dominant player in the NHL.
His size, his vision, the quality of his hands and his shot…
But if he’s to finish next season with 60 points, Mantha will have to find a way to give 100% every time he jumps on the ice. That’s what he’s been accused of since the start of his career, both in Detroit and Washington.
As you can read in the tweet above, the Quebecer is working on his explosion at the moment and has lost weight in order to be faster on his skates. We know what a big man Anthony Mantha is, and by “shedding” a few pounds, he’s giving himself a better chance of keeping up with the others on the ice.
I honestly hope so. It would be quite a feat for him, in the sense that he’ll find himself free as a bird in the summer of 2024.
– The opposite would be rather surprising.
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) August 15, 2023
– He’s one of the elite, at least.
Over the last 2 seasons, Jack Hughes has a higher Pts/Game than:
– Sidney Crosby
– Jason Robertson
– Artemi Panarin
– Johnny Gaudreau
– Alex Ovechkin
– Mika Zibanejad
– Kyle Connor
– Elias Pettersson
Is Jack already the best player in the Metro? pic.twitter.com/wJS0BW0mDA
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) August 15, 2023
– He helped the Leafs win the Stanley Cup in 1964.
– Seen likewise.
– NHL (@NHL) August 15, 2023
– He’s got some big shoes to fill with the departure of Aaron Rodgers.