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Willie Mitchell

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  • Panthers' new penalty-kill duo has a past together

    Panthers' new penalty-kill duo has a past together
    — Two major reasons the Panthers' 30th-ranked penalty kill should drastically improve this year have to do with defensive-minded assistant coach Mark Morris and veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell, two offseason additions who specialize in that...
  • Kings' Anze Kopitar prefers Stanley Cup over individual award

    Kings' Anze Kopitar prefers Stanley Cup over individual award
    For a long time, Anze Kopitar seemed like one of the NHL's best-kept secrets. The Kings knew how skillful the Slovenian center is at both ends of the ice, and teams he faced on a regular basis knew they were in for a battle. But not until last season,...
  • Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo excited for fresh start

    Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo excited for fresh start
    By the time Roberto Luongo finally got his long-desired wish to return to South Florida in March, the Panthers were loaded with minor league players and out of the playoff race. Flash forward five months and Luongo is starting from scratch with a...
  • Panthers invite veteran d-man Shane O'Brien on tryout basis

    With training camp still more than two weeks away, the Panthers continued their search for another veteran defenseman by inviting Shane O'Brien on a professional tryout basis, according to a team source. O'Brien, 31, has played 528 NHL games for six...
  • Optimism abounds as Panthers set to begin training camp

    The Panthers are hoping that Willie Mitchell's personnel evaluation skills are just as sharp as that of team architect, General Manager Dale Tallon. When the veteran defenseman was a free agent coming off a concussion shortened 2010 season in Vancouver,...
  • Panthers coach Gerard Gallant believes in hard work, having fun

    Panthers coach Gerard Gallant believes in hard work, having fun
    Panthers new coach Gerard Gallant is considered a players' coach, one who scored more than 200 goals during an 11-year NHL career, and one who believes in face-to-face communication. Just don't expect him to tweet, text or call. "I didn't talk to...
  • 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 fall to Phoenix Coyotes, 3-1

    Kings fall to Phoenix Coyotes, 3-1
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi has been watching the club’s top prospects this week in Manchester, N.H. He might want to consider bringing a scorer back to Los Angeles with him. The Phoenix Coyotes rode goals by Derek...
  • The comeback Kings are Stanley Cup champions again

    The comeback Kings are Stanley Cup champions again
    The Kings' Stanley Cup playoff run appeared to be over before it had really begun. Sloppy on defense and helpless against the speed of the San Jose Sharks, the Kings lost the first three games of their opening-round playoff series and were one loss from...