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02-23-2013, 09:27 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Honestly, I basically agree with most of this, aside from the losing him part. I think Mitchell was really good. I am a Willie Mitchell fan. I just think that there's a lot of stuff that people say about him, and even moreso about him not being here, that is attributed more to him being really likeable than to anything else.
Also, re: the character thing, I do think he's probably overrated in that aspect, but any discussion about that is just going to be feelings and inklings and whatnot, since I'm not in the room. I think he's a very good player, and likely a really good character guy as well. I just think people get more than a bit carried away about him sometimes.
Put off by the gushy love for the guy, I get-- but how does that have anything to do with being overrated?
Being overrated means you think people treat him like a better defenseman then he actually was.
I have to ask-- How good of a defenseman do you think he is, and how good of a defenseman do you think people treat him like? If the two aren't that far apart, then you don't really think he's overrated at all-- and are just annoyed by how well-liked he is.
Nobody treats him like a #1 franchise defenseman or anything, IMO, so I don't really get where you're coming from about that, personally.
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