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03-25-2013, 02:51 PM
Bordeleau Of Blood
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Originally Posted by Av-merican View Post
I really, really don't get the Johnny Malkin hate. Yes, he has flaws in his game. Big ones. Most guys who are career 3rd/4th liners do. But it didn't cost a thing to acquire him, and his contract is dirt cheap with a minimal cap hit. How could anyone be wanting to move a guy like this? You're not going to get better value that what he currently brings to the team, I guarantee you.
I couldn't agree more. Part of the problem here is that Mitchell has the stigma of HF groupthink working against him. Toronto fans relentlessly blasted him and since they're the largest and most vocal fanbase, it basically gets repeated over and over that he's a bum until people start to believe it. Truth is, he was a very good bang for your buck signing. He's already contributed more than anyone thought he would at minimal cap hit.

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