Tuesday, June 29, 2010,4:46 p.m.CSNwashington.comCapitals Interested In Mitchell?NHL bard Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal thinks the Capitals cant afford Ottawa defenseman Anton Volchenkov (hes right, unless the Caps can deal Alexander Semin) and he floats an interesting name Vancouver rearguard Willie Mitchell.Says Matheson: The Washington Capitals can't afford Anton Volchenkov at 4 million to 5 million as a free-agent blue-liner, but they would love the Vancouver Canucks' Willie Mitchell on the open market if his health is good. He has had concussion problems. They badly need a heart-and-soul guy back there who can match up against Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.Mitchell was a stalwart during Minnesotas run to the Western Conference finals several years ago (which included consecutive Game 7 road victories against Colorado and Vancouver).More from Matheson regarding the Capitals search for a No. 2 center: The Washington Capitals are desperate for a No. 2 centre to take the heat off Nick Backstrom. Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff would be ideal as a solid two-way guy, but not at a cap hit of 5.5 million. Theyre looking more in the 3.5-million range.
Mitchell To Capitals?
June 29, 2010, 8:47 pm