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12-04-2013, 01:54 PM
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You know what team probably wishes they still had Johnny Malkin? It's not just the Rangers.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...ticle15758382/

This should also drive the point home that Randy Carlyle is the most overrated coach in the league.

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12-04-2013, 04:49 PM
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Mitchell comes across as a lazy player to me. There have been a few times I've seen goals against or good scoring opportunities because he was floating around or coasting. I will say his overall team play has improved the last few games and he's been less of a puck hog. So there's that.

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12-04-2013, 05:31 PM
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Someone probably has said this already, but hes the new and improved Tyler Arnason. Has underrated hands and is just about average at about everything else. He even has Tyler Arnason's lack of facial expression after plays to go with his Arnason-esque pasty white skin.

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12-04-2013, 05:48 PM
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12-04-2013, 07:44 PM
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Wow that's a really harsh comparison (Arnason), probably the meannest thing I could say about a player...it is half true though, he's the whipping boy bottom 6 center with good hands and not much else.

I'm glad he doesn't use the Chara-like stick that Arnason used. Also while he's not overly physical he doesn't run away from all contact like Arnason.

Kind of surprised Sacco didn't have him as our #1 center.

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12-04-2013, 08:12 PM
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Kind of surprised Sacco didn't have him as our #1 center.
If Duchene hadn't killed it like he did last year you can bet that would've happened.

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12-05-2013, 03:59 AM
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I agree that he's better than your average 4th line guy, but I don't think he'd be that hard to replace. And I don't think they'd just "hope" to get a replacement, they'd find one, just like they found Mitchell when McClement bolted.

The reason Rangers fans are wishing Malkin back is that they not only lost him, they lost Prust as well (in addition to Anisimov and Dubinsky in the trade) because Nash's contract ate up all the cap room the Rangers had left. In one fell swoop Slats destroyed the Rangers' depth, so much so he had to flip Gaborik back to Columbus to try and get some of it back.
For the next year or two, Mitchell does everything we need. Not many other 4th liners can bring a scoring element, be a decent PKer, and a suitable filler when theres an injury to the top 9? Not many.

If this team ever goes into the more traditional role of 2 scoring lines, then Mitchell is a lot easier to replace. Next few years though? I can't think of many players more suitable for that job then Mitchell.

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12-05-2013, 09:52 AM
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Everyone loves Johnny Malkin now!! All it took was a thread

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12-05-2013, 01:39 PM
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No. Since he's going to keep getting slack from everyone, I thought this thread was a perfect place to also talk about the good things he does on the ice.

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12-05-2013, 03:58 PM
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No. Since he's going to keep getting slack from everyone, I thought this thread was a perfect place to also talk about the good things he does on the ice.
You know what? I was a serious hater, but Mitchell has gotten at least a little better about passing the puck instead of holding onto it too long.

Still not saying I want him on our team... but it's something...

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12-05-2013, 10:04 PM
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Time to appreciate this fools lack of hockey skills to cause us to lose our arguably best defenseman this season?

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NO no no NO

I'm sorry, but I still don't agree with the appreciation. The guy is completely dogging it in every single offensive zone opportunity.

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I felt obliged to change the title

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12-06-2013, 12:33 AM
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Nailed it.

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Mixed feelings, some people just confuse him with a not bad player.

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12-06-2013, 05:18 AM
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Mixed feelings, some people just confuse him with a not bad player.


Also nailed it.

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I think people expect too much of him considering he's a 4th line center. I'd gladly take him for another year or two.

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figured i'd throw it here, rather then all the arnason bashers, i mean malkin bashers to freak out.

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You think Mitchell thinks he got snubbed from the Canadian Olympic team?

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I think people expect too much of him considering he's a 4th line center. I'd gladly take him for another year or two.
I was all for it too, but frankly going from McClement (no drama) to Mitchell (adventure with the puck every shift) has made me realize there are better options. Frankly I'd rather have Cliche in the 4th line center spot than Mitchell at this point.

As I've said before, if the NHL expands Johnny Malkin will be in 7th Heaven. He'll be a top six guy on one of those teams and get to dangle/cough up the puck to his heart's content.

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01-22-2014, 04:17 PM
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You think Mitchell thinks he got snubbed from the Canadian Olympic team?
I imagine Duchene was surprised he made it over Mitchell.

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01-22-2014, 04:27 PM
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Guy is a 4th line center with enough talent for him to think he can do anything and thats why he is frustrating. He doesn't play within his talent.

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01-22-2014, 04:30 PM
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Guy is a 4th line center with enough talent for him to think he can do anything and thats why he is frustrating. He doesn't play within his talent.
If he did, he would be a serviceable 2nd/3rd line tweener. A guy you love to have on the 3rd line that can step up when injuries happen. Sadly, he will never play within his skill set.

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