Willie Mitchell has been mentioned in a possible trade that would send the Canucks defensive stalward back to the Minnesota Wild and the Canucks shedding themselves of the $3.5 million dollar salary. Say it ain't so!
Mitchell is extremely overpaid if you look at him for a complete game but seriously you do not look to Willie for the offensive side of his game. Mitchell's play in the defensive zone and the way he shuts down the oppenents top players Mitchell is worth every penny of the $3.5 million dollars.
Last season I was a skeptic myself but in the end you look at the overall value to the team and Willie needs to remain a Canuck. The only way you can convince me that this is a good trade would be a significant source of offensive talent is coming in return to offset the amount of goals that Mitchell prevents.
I know one man that will not like the sounds of this possibility ....Roberto Luongo?
Say it ain't so....