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03-24-2012, 11:00 AM
Oh Hai Guise
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I'm still trying to figure out what traits Mitchell has that makes him useful to this hockey team.
He's not good offensively... he holds onto the puck way too long and would be better served simplifying his game instead of pretending he's a skill player.
He certainly isn't good defensively. He doesn't possess any qualities that 4th liners should have... he isn't physical or hard-hitting and his forechecking is mediocre.
I feel like it was a matter of time before he got exposed. We've been relatively fortunate that his turnovers from his dipsy-doodling hasn't resulted in more goals against but it cost us last night.
Good forechecker, strong cycler, above average hockey IQ, hardworker, patience, NHL caliber shot.
Unfortunately he isn't fast or doesn't have sufficient puck control skills to pull off the plays he wants to. Instead of stick handling, he should just dump it. He never got over the habit of over stick handling because he can get away with it in the AHL.
The one he kicked in yesterday was plain dumb - you can't really attribute that to anything but a brain fart.
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