Hagelin's been great but Mitchell has been very good too.
Hagelin's got a lot of speed and looks really good in his own end. Some decent offensive instincts. He's going to be a player.
Mitchell looks solid in the corners and along the boards. He's made a couple nice plays and took the puck to the net in the first.
I think Mitchell has probably been as good if not better than Hagelin to be totally honest. He saved 2 goals (or at least 2 great scoring chances) with outstanding defensive positioning tonight. Those 2 players play very well together...frankly id be interested in putting Dubinsky between the 2 of them and making them our 3rd line.
Hagelin is a player. Great defensive acumen, world-class speed, motor that doesn't quit. He's already a plus third-liner and could progress to be a solid second-liner as well.
Gotta say that Mitchell has played well and looks like an NHL player. I do see why they call him "Johnny Malkin," though. On both of his big offensive chances on the rush, he had a player open in the slot, but he took it to the net himself - worked out once when he was able to come in on the goalie, but the second time he wound up with a bad-angle shot into the chest of Bob while he was hugging the post. Not much of a chance - need to pass there.
Last edited by BrooklynRangersFan: 11-29-2011 at 08:21 PM.