I think if a player or two is traded they will likely be Powe or PMB (if he shows he is healthy). Mitchell and Powe play a very similar style but Mitchell is a little faster. I don't think that PMB will be back with the Wild next year, so Fletch will probably deal him just to get some thing for him. I mean the guy got a draft pick for Shep, so he could easily get that for Butch. I would guess that Butch starts the season here and finishes somewhere else and some one like Coyle gets called up once Butch is traded.
I do like the idea of guys spending time developing in Houston and earning their spot in St. Paul rather have it handed to them like Shep.