Marc Staal resign, Willie Mitchell signing?
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08-05-2010, 03:01 PM
Henrik & Pop
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Suburban Phoenix
From Mike Russo at MN Star Tribune
Willie Mitchell Update. I hear he's gotten a clean bill of health and has begun taking physicals for a few teams. I think he'll sign soon. The former Wild defenseman, I'm told, actually could sign a contract with performance bonuses because he spent 100 days on injured reserve last year -- including the playoffs. The CBA doesn't spell out whether the 100 days is only during the regular season, so it appears after inquiries from Mitchell and the interested teams, the league will allow this type of contract. I bet it'll be for a base of $1 or $1.5 million on a one-year deal plus bonuses.
He's not coming to Minnesota. I think Washington and San Jose are definite possibilities. I also hear he met with Vancouver recently, although I don't know how the Canucks can re-sign Mitchell since they're over the cap.
Not sure how he fits with Rangers especially after White trade.
I can also confirm that Phoenix Coyotes have made him an offer.
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