John Mitchell’s Injury Could Be What Doctor Ordered for Leafs, Christian Hanson

November 24th, 2009 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

It's hardly fair to a player who just suffered an injury to say that it happened at the perfect time, but in the case of John Mitchell and the Toronto Maple Leafs, it just may have.

Mitchell suffered an MCL injury Monday night against the New York Islanders and has been put on the shelf for six weeks; bad news for him, but it could be great news for the team.

Mitchell has been struggling mightily this season, and with the Leafs in the midst of three of the strangest games in recent memory, it's clear something had to change before the fans' mental health was at risk.

Adding one of the young guys from the Marlies has been talked about by fans and media alike for weeks, and it finally has happened. 

After losing four straight games the team found itself in Carolina against the last-place Hurricanes, desperate for a win. The Leafs' 3-0 lead evaporated and the two teams were deadlocked 4-4 with less than a minute to go. Ian White scored with less than a minute left, ...

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