Anthony Mantha's Final 2023-24 Capitals Grade

Time to grade another Capitals player who left prior to the deadline
Anthony Mantha, Washington Capitals
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As the Washington Capitals offseason is in full swing it's time to grade some more folks who suited up this season. Next up is a subject that can be hit or miss depending on who's reading it. To grade Anthony Mantha we gotta break it down into two parts, the good and the bad.

The good

Mantha's biggest strength and success is that Spencer Carbery helped tap into his potential. That's perhaps the most important thing. In 56 games with the Caps, Mantha had 20 goals and 14 assists for 34 points. He also had a plus/minus of +5 while averaging 14:09 minutes of ice time.

The bad

Mantha was scratched early on in the season. Although he scored some big goals in big moments he was never consistent leading to some fans wanting him gone thinking that the Caps lost the Jakub Vrana trade in 2021. The Caps would send Mantha to the Vegas Golden Knights.

In 18 games he had just three goals and seven assists for 10 points. He also went scoreless in three playoff games, leading to another healthy scratch from the lineup from George McPhee's crew.

Final Capitals grade D: Mantha gets a D for the inconsistency but it was a good comeback story nonetheless for the Caps side of things. It showed that the Carbery system could work if the players trusted in it.

The return in the trade is a 2024 second rounder and a 2026 fourth rounder so again, the Caps are going to be very busy the next three drafts looking to load up the propsect pool as the Hershey Bears continue to chase success and three players in the system chase their respective county's Gold medal at the IIHF World Championships.

So although hockey season is over and you don't care to watch the NHL teams that are remaining, there's still plenty to follow.