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03-01-2010, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Cartman View Post
If Mitchell is done for the year, the Canucks have NO shot in the playoffs. Their defense was way too poor defensively with him in the lineup, let alone without him. Bieksa coming back with Mitchell out will see Bieksa miscast in the role of shut down d-man and the team will experience horrid defensive collapses as was the case earlier this year.

Gillis either has to rectify this by making a significant move next week, or throw the towel in on the season. Mitchell is that important to the team.

I wouldnt go that far, but yes, in the playoffs (if we make it) a guy that plays 20+ minutes against teams top lines will be sorely missed.

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