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02-04-2012, 07:44 PM
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Soild third liner, but probably not going to be a top 6 guy.

Solid 4th liner. Not a bad guy to have around.

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02-05-2012, 04:58 AM
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Hes ok,for what he is..He also is easily replaceable and def wouldnt be missed if moved or sent down.

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02-05-2012, 05:18 AM
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Filling the role asked of him well & I do not expect more. Good value for 7th rounder and small caphit. Can see him, like Eminger last year, getting a one year deal slightly under $1M for next year. He could also possibly be part of a deadline package deal...

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02-05-2012, 07:54 AM
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A guy Mitchell reminds me of is Brian Noonan. He's a prototypical bottom 6 jack of all trades. He's defensively reliable. He has the size and strength to work and grind along the boards and in the corners and is not afraid to do so. He can keep up at an NHL pace and has nice hands and a decent shot. He fits as a Tortorella type of player.

He's not all that creative. He definitely lacks Avery's brashness and sheer entertainment value. He's not going to agitate the **** out of the opposition. He's a different player than Avery but he's done fine for us. EC was a floater, not as responsible defensively--not nearly as good along the boards. I have no problem with a 4th liner with 11 points in 31 games. That projects to almost 30 over a full NHL season. A 4th liner doing that without being a detriment in other areas is a good player to have.

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02-05-2012, 08:24 AM
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What are you saying here? You want a team full of John Mitchells? Would much rather have Avery over him.Im not an Avery fanboy either,just anyone over Mitchell..
I like Avery too but right about now I would sit AA for a few games first, he has done nothing for weeks, and insert Avery with Rupp and Mitch, but that ain't happening...

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02-05-2012, 08:33 AM
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Every elite team has both stars and role players.

Mitchell is a perfect role player on this team: works hard, defensively responsible, strong along the boards, and seems to be a positive influence in the clubhouse.

His skills are only 4th line, but he can slot up and play 3rd line if necessary.

He is an essential "piece" on our team.

Frankly, those of your who rather have MZA are missing the boat altogether. MZA cannot play a 3rd-4th line role. He has to play on the top 6 in order to maximize his skills (I am a member of the camp who does not think he can play in that role for the Rangers because his skating and size negates his creativity).

You couldn't put MZA out there late in the game to forecheck and control the puck along the boards. You can do that with Mitchell.

Mitchell has earned his spot on this team. He will never be more than he is, but what he is and brings to the table is vital and necessary.

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02-05-2012, 09:03 AM
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I was happy when we acquired Mitchell. I know most people didn't care, but I saw a guy that fit the mold of the team very well.

He's not an integral part of the success and is no more than an extra forward in the future, but right now I'm glad to have him.

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02-05-2012, 09:27 AM
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John Mitchell is Fedotenko's replacement moving forward. He plays an identical style to Ruslan. Great board-work. Big Body. Hard to play against.

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02-05-2012, 09:37 AM
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What little things? I wasn't sure that cherry was on top of anything else. I wouldn't expect to see him here next season.
Agree with this.

He's a fringe 4th liner. Scored a couple soft goals that the goalie should have stopped.

I don't expect to see him come playoff time or next season.

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02-05-2012, 10:47 AM
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I was happy when we acquired Mitchell. I know most people didn't care, but I saw a guy that fit the mold of the team very well.

He's not an integral part of the success and is no more than an extra forward in the future, but right now I'm glad to have him.
Every team needs role players...ex. Brian Noonan, Craig MacTavish, Stephane Matteau, Doug Lidster, not everybody is a star player...

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Wow did you just insult Brian Noonan.




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A guy Mitchell reminds me of is Brian Noonan. He's a prototypical bottom 6 jack of all trades. He's defensively reliable. He has the size and strength to work and grind along the boards and in the corners and is not afraid to do so. He can keep up at an NHL pace and has nice hands and a decent shot. He fits as a Tortorella type of player.

He's not all that creative. He definitely lacks Avery's brashness and sheer entertainment value. He's not going to agitate the **** out of the opposition. He's a different player than Avery but he's done fine for us. EC was a floater, not as responsible defensively--not nearly as good along the boards. I have no problem with a 4th liner with 11 points in 31 games. That projects to almost 30 over a full NHL season. A 4th liner doing that without being a detriment in other areas is a good player to have.

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02-05-2012, 11:07 AM
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Every team needs role players...ex. Brian Noonan, Craig MacTavish, Stephane Matteau, Doug Lidster, not everybody is a star player...
Exactly. Having Mitchell playing on the 4th line is the least of the Rangers concerns. He isnt hurting this team at all.

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02-05-2012, 11:09 AM
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Exactly. Having Mitchell playing on the 4th line is the least of the Rangers concerns. He isnt hurting this team at all.
Fits Torts system perfectly...when he and Hags came up the dynamic of this team changed for the better

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02-05-2012, 03:34 PM
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Fits Torts system perfectly...when he and Hags came up the dynamic of this team changed for the better
No offense to what your saying here, but i believe the dynamics of this team was already in tact before either player came up. Now if you want to say the team played better with them in then fine, BUT i would credit MOST of that success to Hagelin and not Mitch.

I like Mitch as a decent 4th line/fringe nhl nothing more now or in the future. He would be the first player i would replace on this team. Other than that he has been very solid for us and im glad to have him as a Ranger.

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02-05-2012, 08:35 PM
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A guy Mitchell reminds me of is Brian Noonan. He's a prototypical bottom 6 jack of all trades. He's defensively reliable. He has the size and strength to work and grind along the boards and in the corners and is not afraid to do so. He can keep up at an NHL pace and has nice hands and a decent shot. He fits as a Tortorella type of player.
Agreed, but he is not nearly as physical as Noonan was. I do not mind him, but keep wanting to see more from someone who has his size. He seems completely unwilling or unable to use his size.

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