I believe they made an initial offer in training camp and he decided to put negotiations off until after the season. I would think term is the bigger issue. Mantha looked great last night, fit with Oshie and Backstrom really well, picked up a goal and an assist. Got robbed on a breakaway after beating a defenseman 1v1 at blue line. I think knowing he’s going to playoffs and have a chance to play with really skilled forwards is going to be good for his game. Being a bottom dweller every year has to wear on the motivation.