Possible cheap partial solution to defense
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01-10-2013, 11:49 AM
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Mitchell and Scuderi wer both deemed so superfluous they were practically thrown away by Nucks and Pens. How good are they, really??
Thrown away? The Canucks were worried about both Micthell's age combined with his concussion history, so they weren't willing to pay him $3.5M/year. Scuderi became unafforadable for the Penguins because he was looking for a serious raise (ended up getting 5x his previous salary with the Kings) coming off an invaluable performance in Pittsburgh's Cup run.
OK let's get specific. How much better are Mitchell are Scuderi than Schenn and Grossman?
All four seem to slot into the same category and skill level: defensively responsible stay at home guys .
The only difference being the first two get to play with superstar Doughty (not saying they play on the same pairing, but on the same team), while our two get to play with Meszaros and Coburn.
Mitchell and Scuderi are both significantly more consistent than Grossmann and Schenn. The advantage that Grossmann and Schenn have is youth, so they have time to become the players that Mitchell and Scuderi are now.
Mitchell and Scuderi both had league-wide respect for their abilities long before they wore the same uniform as Doughty. Grossmann and Schenn certainly aren't there yet.
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