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Willie Mitchell Looking Forward To Completing Unfinished Business With LA Kings

Defenseman Willie Mitchell and family pose with the Stanley Cup after the
Los Angeles Kings won the 2014 Stanley Cup Championship
in Game 5 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell, a key member of the Los Angeles Kings’ 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Championship teams, left the Kings after last season because the team could not fit him under the salary cap.

Mitchell ended up switching coasts, signing a two-year contract with the Florida Panthers, a deal that has a $4,250,000 salary cap hit, a figure that was nowhere close to what the Kings could fit under their salary cap.

So far, the move east has been good for Mitchell.

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Frozen Royalty Video: Kopitar, Stoll Media Interviews After 3-2 OT Win Over Anaheim

LOS ANGELES — They never had a lead in the game until the very end.

The end came at 2:19 of overtime when center Jarret Stoll tapped a centering pass from right wing Justin Williams into the net, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks during a matinee affair on November 15 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Frozen Royalty Video: Williams, Toffoli, Sutter Interviews After 2-0 Loss To Dallas

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings showed marginal improvement one day after a very poor showing at Anaheim (don’t let the score in a 6-5 shootout fool you), the Kings were caught chasing the game again, dropping a 2-0 loss to the Dallas Stars at Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 13.

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LA Kings-Anaheim Ducks Rivalry: It’s Probably Nowhere Near What You Think It Is

LA Kings defenseman Drew Doughty

EL SEGUNDO, CA — After the Los Angeles Kings dropped a game to the Anaheim Ducks, 6-5 in a shootout on November 12 at Honda Center in Anaheim, as one might expect, Ducks fans relished the victory while Kings fans bemoaned the defeat.

On social media, the strong rivalry between fans of the two teams generated more than the usual trash talking—some of it good-natured, some of it crossing the line—that usually happens when National Hockey League teams face one another.

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