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01-05-2012, 05:56 PM
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This. Mitchell has been underwhelming.
He's being paid $1.3M to do squat
Handzus is being paid nearly twice as much to do just as little. Mitchell has been bad too but it's simply inexcusable for Handzus to be consistently losing the possession battle while lining up against some of the worst players in the league at even strength every night.
It's not all Handzus' fault either. He's being used in a role that he hasn't played for years, if ever (I don't remember how he was used on the Blues or Coyotes). Unless Doug Wilson planned to convince McLellan to adopt the Vancouver model of line-matching, it was an incredibly stupid signing. That's money that could have been much more wisely spent on, say, Wellwood and Lee Stempniak. That gives you a third line that can drive possession in soft minutes and generate offense much more effectively than the current hodgepodge of players. They'd also be off the books in one year instead of two.
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