Torrey Mitchell gets his turn at Wild's top-line roulette

  • Article by: Michael Russo , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 5, 2013 - 6:26 AM

The dependable veteran responded well to the promotion during the victory over New Jersey.

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dixiedoodleNov. 4, 1311:45 PM

LOL at the wild minute. Gotta love those butt hurt fans out there that hate being reminded that they actually arent't the GM of their favorite team!

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lars471Nov. 5, 1312:24 AM

Zucker! We need the speed!!!

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mgalaforetNov. 5, 13 6:27 AM

I hope no one disparages Mitchell's goal because it bounced off of him. It still counts. Also keep in mind, Parise has at least one of those types of goals this year as well.

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bhrnew1lNov. 5, 13 7:05 AM

I said weeks ago that I felt Mitchell and Parise would work well together, one of the reasons was mentioned by Meegal, puck bounced of of him while guys were beating on his head on the ice, look where Parise scores his goals, heheheheehe. All you would had to do is watch Parise have success in New Jersey to know Mitchell would have success with him OR could have success with him- I don't know either of them mind you, so for all I know they don't like each other. Just telling everyone what I see, it looked to me like an obvious choice for Parise at least to give it a shot

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northsportsNov. 5, 1310:15 AM

Mitchell is a very valuable guy as he can play wing or center and has both the skill set and mind set to be able to move up and down the lines also. He also has "watch your back " mentality and will stick up for his team mates if needed. He has been a very solid addition to the team ! Carson MacMillan can do this also and he has a little bit more size too. CM has been scoring down at Iowa this year also which is a bonus.

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jabuyerNov. 5, 1310:38 AM

Yeah, you wanna solve the Heater problem? Put him on the top line again. Got 8 of his goals in first month last year. Was stellar there until Yeo put him on the 2nd to balance the scoring. Yeah, balanced him right out.

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fischechoNov. 5, 1311:06 AM

What does Fletcher and Yeo see in MacMillan that isn't present in Zucher or Haula? I have seen more fire in Zucker for the Wild or Haula with the Gophers than I saw in MacMillan. Both have similar numbers in Iowa to CM, Zucher with 2 less games after call up. So what gives, and I don't want to hear the +/- talk. Plus/minus means about as much as time on ice. I vote for speed and go to the net attitude which I don't see in MacMillan.

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caferevNov. 5, 1312:41 PM

Torey Mitchell sucks. Seriously. He's fast, sure, but he has no skill and zero instinct. I mean, did anyone watch him the other night? Take away the flukie goal and he looked totally lost. In fact, on one shift in the third period, defensemen tried THREE times to send the puck to him in the neutral zone on break out passes, hoping for a redirect into the offensive zone. ALL THREE TIMES he missed the puck and it resulted in an icing call. All three times! This team barely made the playoffs last year with Mitchell as a fourth line wing, and now we hope to push for a Cup with him as a first line wing??? Please. What is Yeo's issue here? This guy has NO business being on a line above the fourth with this kind of talent. None. Name one wing he's actually better than on this team. One. Even Heatley looked much better than Mitchell the other night. This is becoming a joke, really. All this young talent and we still insist that guys like Mitchell and Brodziak are integral parts of this team's Cup aspirations. You know, the same guys that have been here as centerpieces to the past misery??? Whatever.

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