Ahead of Game 2, Kings say they 'learned our lesson dearly last game'

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Last Thursday night now seems like it was ages ago. The Kings have had three days off and were able to skate twice at home at the Toyota Sports Center. Now back at the SAP Center for Sunday night's second game against San Jose, the disastrous game 1 is fully behind them. "We learned our lesson dearly last game and we need to play our style of hockey,...
Via Fox Sports West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings show optimism about Mitchell’s rehab

In the bigger picture the story remains the same: Willie Mitchell‘s health situation still earns wild card/“x-factor” labels. Still if NHL.com’s latest story on the 36-year-old defenseman is any indication Mitchell and the Los Angeles Kings no longer seem to need counseling to cope with his complicated rehab from knee issues. More specifically GM Dean Lombardi claims that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Lewis: Good News on the Willie Mitchell Front

On a rather slow and uneventful set of days here in the hockey world in regards to news, the Kings got some news that I'm sure makes most cautiously optimistic: Willie Mitchell seems to be making progress. Senior writer for NHL.com Dan Rosen tweeted out the promising information on Tuesday. He also indicated that this information would be part of NHL.com's 30-in-30...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Mitchell showing signs of progress

When Dean Lombardi met with the media via conference call following the Kings' exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, one of the hot topics was the status of Willie Mitchell and his possible return for the 2013-14 season. Mitchell missed all of last season following knee surgery and has one year left on his 3.5-million contract. There have been some signs of encouragement as Mitchell...
Via Fox Sports West
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Anchor makes mistake on Kings highlight

Liz Habib and Fox 11 in Los Angeles are back providing playoff highlights for Los Angeles Kings fans, and once again they are back doing a terrible job.  According to Habib, Willie Mitchell scored with 10 minutes left in the third period of game four against the San Jose Sharks.  Unfortunately for Habib, it was actually Mike Richards that scored.  Mitchell hasn’t played in a...
Via Diehardsport
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

MRI reveals no structural damage for Mitchell

Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, whose recovery from knee surgery was expected to take a few weeks but has lasted two months, underwent an MRI exam Monday to gauge his progress. "There was no structural damage and no setback," General Manager Dean Lombardi said Tuesday. Lombardi said the decision on when to rejoin the lineup remains up to Mitchell, who was medically cleared...
Via Fox Sports West
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Mitchell puts availability on hold

EDMONTON, Canada -- Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, the minister of bluntness, was at it again on this textbook winter day in Alberta. With the Kings trying to avoid a 0-3 start, attention turned to the future availability of veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell. Mitchell had knee surgery during the lockout and is moving along. Not fast enough, apparently. "You know what, he'...
Via Fox Sports West
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Willie Mitchell Takes The Stanley Cup To New Heights

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell finally got his day with the Stanley Cup on Sunday. Winning the Stanley Cup is an enormous accomplishment and excitement for any hockey player, but for Mitchell, it had a little extra significance. He first entered the league in 1998 and spent thirteen seasons seeking the Cup. At 35 years old, he worked day in and day out to accomplish...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Willie Mitchell Is No Longer Dreaming

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, Mitchell will be playing in his first Stanley Cup Final, which will open Wednesday with the Kings playing either the New York Rangers or the New Jersey Devils. If it’s the Devils, it will be a homecoming of sorts for Mitchell, because that team originally drafted him with its 12th choice (199th overall) in 1993. Nine years ago, in his second full...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings sign D Willie Mitchell to two-year extension

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with defenseman Willie Mitchell, Kings PresidentGeneral Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Mitchell, 34, has 22 points (8-14=22), 53 penalty minutes and a plus-6 plusminus rating in 112 career regular season games in Los Angeles after signing as an unrestricted free agent on August 25,...
Via Fox Sports West
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

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