Originally Posted by ChaseSpace
I don't get it, a good amount of people on this forum seem to like Mikkleson (from what I can gather) but most Tampa fans on HFB hate Mikk.
I thought he played great and was a steal after the deal was made
The apparent distaste for Mikkelson is irrational, IMO. These are probably fans looking at his basic statline and reconciling that data with selective memories of him being on the ice for goals against and surmising that he sucks.
The advanced stats show that, like Gervais, he was protected--he typically played against weaker opposition and started in the offensive zone the majority of time--but he did well (thrived is too strong of a word here) with this usage.
He's a fine choice as a low-cost, bottom-pairing option next season.