I have recieved credible information that the Carolina Hurricanes’ GM, Jim Rutherford, is actively searching for a defenseman to fill out his defensive core. With a relatively young defense, I would assume that he will be looking for a veteran with experience to fill out the 3rd/4th defenseman hole. Willie Mitchell who played 48 games for Vancouver last year may be a solid option for the Hurricanes. At 33, he offers that veteran presence the ‘Canes need; the only concern may be the concussion problems he faced last season. _x_
2009-2010 stats: 48 GP, 12 pts, +13.