Thread: Post-Game Talk: Sens @ Rangers - Game 5
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04-22-2012, 09:09 AM
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Torts gets a big knock from some people because he refuses to keep lines together for any long period time, messing with chemistry. But you have to give the man some credit. No matter how little he produces, John Mitchell consistently gets 2nd power play. He has gotten nearly 3.5 minutes on the power play in this series. Pure genius. Granted he has never scored a Power Play goal in his career as a Ranger, he must be due!
The fact he keeps playing him at all is baffling. This guy has cost the team several times and has done NOTHING offensively to make up for it. I understand keeping a guy around who is an offensive threat, but makes blunders now and again. The risk is worth the reward, but good God, John Mitchell is not one of those players. Zuccs going down hurt in that he and Kreider would be playing over Mitchell and Rupp when Hagelin gets back. Inserting Zucc and Hagelin in to this current line-up and losing Mitchell and Rupp already makes this team have a somewhat better chance at winning games. You have four lines that can actually play hockey and might score some goals in the bottom-6.

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