Mitch Wahl

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200
Birth Place: Seal Beach, California
Draft: 2008 2nd round (48th pick) by the
Shoots: R

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    David Fleming ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and FlemFile columnist for Has written more than 30 cover stories for SI and ESPN. Author of "Noah's Rainbow" (a father's memoir) and "Breaker Boys" (stolen 1925 NFL title). Follow on Twitter PITTSBURGH -- Back when he was the coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, I asked Peter Laviolette to help me with a story about hockey scrums. We were standing in the narrow hallway outside his office, and after several minutes -- when it became clear I wasn't understanding the basic human quality that fuels retaliation -- Laviolette slowly but sternly grabbed two fistfuls of my shirt and pushed me backward down the hallway.