Bit of an off-the-wall thought, but anyways; According to http://www.nhlnumbers.com the Stars are currently at 44.3 million in terms of player salaries, less Neal, Grossman, Niskanen. Now the talk all along has been the internal cap is at 45 million. Now it doesn't take a fifth grader to realize that these numbers do not jive. Now it is very possible that I do not fully understand the situation and how this internal cap pertains to certain salaries(ie. Sean Avery). However, beyond the point that I have believed from day 1 this "internal cap" is not a hard number......My initial thought here is about rugged hard-nosed defensemen Willie Mitchell. He is apparently sysmptom free http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/willie-mitchell-is-reportedly-symptom-free-after-fighting-concussion-problems.php
Now i'm aware this is about a .05% chance of being realistic however. Given the deals being handed out this off-season Willie Mitchell could probably be had at a heck of a bargain, with a very small risk factor. There would probably need to be some minor moves among the like of Karlis, Lukowich, Woywitka. It would be difficult to pull off and might bust over the teams budget but I think it would be a good value deal that would make this team much stronger in 2010-11.
Aside from the lack of reality to this topic, what do you guys think of the move itself given the financial freedom was available. I'm not sure how some of you feel about the guy after his brief stay in Dallas and recent tenure in much hated Vancouver.