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Willie Mitchell

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  • Four questions Panthers need to answer in training camp

    As the Panthers get set to begin their 21st training camp on Thursday, it seems like 2011 all over again when General Manager Dale Tallon brought in a busload of free-agent veterans with Stanley Cup rings in their trophy case to complement some young...
  • Veteran defenseman Shane O'Brien excited about earning a job

    I met veteran defenseman Shane O’Brien today after the Panthers unofficial practice at their IceDen facility in Coral Springs, and he seems very excited about making the team after agreeing to a professional tryout (PTO). O’Brien, 31, has...
  • Kings will be at Staples Center, but where will the Stanley Cup be?

    Kings will be at Staples Center, but where will the Stanley Cup be?
    It's hard to find a more superstitious group than hockey players. Scraggly playoff beards. Bizarre on-ice rituals. Refusal to touch any trophy other than the actual Stanley Cup, making the conference trophies among the most lonely in sports. So it's...
  • Kings edge Rangers, 3-2 in double OT, to win second Stanley Cup title

    Kings edge Rangers, 3-2 in double OT, to win second Stanley Cup title
    It took the Kings 45 years to win their first Stanley Cup. Then how come it felt like 45 years to win No. 2? Maybe this was simply cosmic and blood pressure-soaring payback for their Cup run of 2012 being far too smooth and so relatively unruffled....
  • Kings throw defense at defending champions

    Kings throw defense at defending champions
    Willie Mitchell couldn't go on the road to be around his friends and hockey-playing colleagues. Nor could he feel comfortable going out to dinner when a playoff game was going on against St. Louis, San Jose or Chicago. The prototypical stay-at-home...
  • Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5

    Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5
    No way the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to end the season like this, humbled at home and dethroned by the would-be Kings in front of friends and relatives. Not here. Not now. So when the Blackhawks came out Wednesday night for the third period of Game...
  • 10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere

    10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was the Blackhawks’ choke in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals that ended their Stanley Cup defense: 1. The Hawks need a second-line center. Here we go again. If it takes trading, say, Brent...
  • Kings again dig out of a hole to beat Rangers in two overtimes, 5-4

    Kings again dig out of a hole to beat Rangers in two overtimes, 5-4
    Surely nothing could quite top this topsy-turvy postseason for the nerveless Kings? Just when you started thinking it was nearly impossible to surpass the wild events of the last week or so, the Kings and New York Rangers got together and produced a...
  • Henrik Lundqvist can't believe Rangers' position after Game 2 loss to Kings

    Henrik Lundqvist can't believe Rangers' position after Game 2 loss to Kings
    Henrik Lundqvist sat alone at his locker stall for minutes, his face resting on his hands. He rose after the long delay to zip his windbreaker to the top notch, rubbing both sides of his beard with his hands. Knowing that his New York Rangers now...
  • Never-say-dire Kings win again with amazing rally against Rangers

    Never-say-dire Kings win again with amazing rally against Rangers
    Of course, the Kings fell behind early in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and went into the first intermission trailing the New York Rangers by two goals. Based on the Kings' playoff habits this spring, they had the Rangers exactly where they wanted the...
  • Kings raise comebacks to an art form, and Game 2 win is a masterpiece

    Kings raise comebacks to an art form, and Game 2 win is a masterpiece
    How do they keep skating? How do we keep breathing? The Kings pulled off another unlikely comeback Saturday night in a spring full of them, fighting back for nearly five full periods of hockey before turning the Staples Center ice into a dancing,...