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06-25-2010, 11:26 AM
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Willie Mitchell

I was reading a thread on the 'Nucks board that said Willie was symptom free. Another item from the quoted article I found interesting/bizarre is that Mitchell and his wife spend a good deal of the off-season in Minnesota. Did he marry a Minnesota girl, because I thought the whole reason he went to Vancouver was to "go home"?

Lastly, there was an awesome photo someone posted that I had to share:



I will always remember him fondly for being a warrior during the great 02-03 playoff run.


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Willie Mitchell is my least favorite Wild player of all time. He was useless. His puck control skills are comparable to Boogaard's, and abilities as a defensive defenseman are very overrated.

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The only positive I could see in signing Mitchell would be in hopes he can come back to form somewhat and then flip him at the deadline. Teams are generally looking for defensive defenseman like him at that time and the Wild could benefit from that type of scenario.

In truth, these are the only type of players I'd like to see the Wild pursue in free agency. Guys in need of a little playing time and a chance to prove themselves on a short, team friendly deal that will be movable later on in the year. It's asset management like that is what I hope to see from this regime in a year that looks like the Wild have a little cap room to play around with and will not likely be contending for a playoff spot. It's certainly not the quickest and most entertaining way to improve the team but it goes a long way towards re-tooling the organization.

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Willie Mitchell is my least favorite Wild player of all time. He was useless. His puck control skills are comparable to Boogaard's, and abilities as a defensive defenseman are very overrated.
Disagree. With regards to 02/3, he was charged with opposing Forsberg/Sakic in round 1 and then Bertuzzi/Naslund in round. He was one of the main reasons we went to the WCF that year.

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Willie Mitchell is my least favorite Wild player of all time. He was useless. His puck control skills are comparable to Boogaard's, and abilities as a defensive defenseman are very overrated.
He's no Cliff Ronning.

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Willie Mitchell for Shawn Belle & Martin Skoula!!!!

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