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Holy sh*t, Anthony Mantha.

Big Tony served up his spiciest meatball yet. Mantha is having himself a hell of a tournament so far. As of writing this post, he’s second overall in scoring at the World Championships with seven goals and 11 points. Mantha is just one point behind Nikita Kucherov.

Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings have to be excited about what they’ve seen from Mantha in the tournament.  I know I’m excited as hell. I can’t wait to see what kind of jump Mantha can make next season.

What Went Wrong: Detroit Red Wings | Rotoworld

Despite that, the Red Wings ended up having some great runs. They enjoyed a 9-2-0 stretch from Oct. 28-Nov. 21 and had a 14-13-4 record through Dec. 10. To that point, the Red Wings were doing better than many would have thought. Jimmy Howard deserved some credit for that with his 10-6-4 record, 2.68 GAA, and .923 save percentage in 21 starts through Dec. 10th. Dylan Larkin and Gustav Nyquist were also major factors with 29 and 27 points respectively through 31 games.

The title says “what went wrong,” but there’s actually a lot in the article about what went right.

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LEGENDARY: Patrick Roy expected to interview for Ottawa Senators coaching job | Ottawa Sun

Good luck with that, Senators.