Author Topic: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington  (Read 337 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline CarltonTheBear

  • Administrator
  • Sittler Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 29639
    • View Profile
Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« on: April 12, 2021, 03:32:14 PM »

Wow, that's a big one.

Offline Guilt Trip

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 8537
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 03:36:16 PM »
That's big...both are good players.

Offline Nik

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 28316
  • Not liking my posts is Cancel Culture
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 03:36:37 PM »
Dang. That's legit. I think he can be good.
Sports are like the reward of a functioning society
- Sean Doolittle

Offline CarltonTheBear

  • Administrator
  • Sittler Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 29639
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 03:39:48 PM »
It's a little surprising to see Detroit move Mantha but at the same time he turns 27 years old this September and the Wings are probably at least 3 years from being a legit playoff team so I can understand why they wanted to turn him into assets that'll help them more than a 30+ year old Mantha might.

Vrana's also a pretty decent player to fill his spot in the meantime (and a year and a half younger).

Offline bustaheims

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 22633
  • 56!
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2021, 03:43:11 PM »
Didn't expect a deal of this magnitude this year.

Huge win for Detroit, I'd say. Vrana produces on a similar level to Mantha, and they get 1st and 2nd round picks! Wow.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Offline Guilt Trip

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 8537
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2021, 03:47:28 PM »
Didn't expect a deal of this magnitude this year.

Huge win for Detroit, I'd say. Vrana produces on a similar level to Mantha, and they get 1st and 2nd round picks! Wow.
Agree....good job by Stevie Y. Mantha is signed for 3 more years, Vrana is an RFA.

Offline Nik

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 28316
  • Not liking my posts is Cancel Culture
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2021, 03:49:11 PM »

I will say that even though I think it'll be Tampa, whoever comes out of that division will have survived a bloodbath.
Sports are like the reward of a functioning society
- Sean Doolittle

Offline bustaheims

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 22633
  • 56!
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2021, 03:50:50 PM »

I will say that even though I think it'll be Tampa, whoever comes out of that division will have survived a bloodbath.

Err. Washington and Tampa are in different divisions...
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Offline Bender

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 8230
  • Gender: Male
  • Bender cracked corn and he is great!
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2021, 03:55:14 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks this is a pretty big overpay? What does Mantha do that Vrana doesn't already?
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Offline CarltonTheBear

  • Administrator
  • Sittler Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 29639
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2021, 03:57:18 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks this is a pretty big overpay? What does Mantha do that Vrana doesn't already?

Be 6'5", 230 lbs?

But yeah I was actually pretty surprised at how high Vrana's goal/point totals are.

Offline bustaheims

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 22633
  • 56!
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2021, 04:00:04 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks this is a pretty big overpay? What does Mantha do that Vrana doesn't already?

Mantha provides some cost certainty going forward. Vrana doesn't right now. Still, the difference doesn't feel like 1st and 2nd round picks, but there's also something in there for taking on Panik's contract.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Offline Nik

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 28316
  • Not liking my posts is Cancel Culture
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2021, 04:04:25 PM »

I will say that even though I think it'll be Tampa, whoever comes out of that division will have survived a bloodbath.

Err. Washington and Tampa are in different divisions...

Huh. Well there you go.
Sports are like the reward of a functioning society
- Sean Doolittle

Offline CarltonTheBear

  • Administrator
  • Sittler Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 29639
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2021, 04:05:10 PM »
The other day I was convinced Tampa and Boston were still in the same division.

Offline Zee

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 13495
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2021, 04:07:54 PM »
The other day I was convinced Tampa and Boston were still in the same division.

I don't care about any American teams until the Leafs have to play one in the semifinal.

Offline Nik

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 28316
  • Not liking my posts is Cancel Culture
    • View Profile
Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2021, 04:08:32 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks this is a pretty big overpay? What does Mantha do that Vrana doesn't already?

Mantha provides some cost certainty going forward. Vrana doesn't right now. Still, the difference doesn't feel like 1st and 2nd round picks, but there's also something in there for taking on Panik's contract.

Also, all due respect to Dylan Larkin, Vrana's done it on a much stronger team.
Sports are like the reward of a functioning society
- Sean Doolittle