And just like that, the team that was virtually the same as the one who got kicked out of the first round, is markedly improved.
Today, the Kings’ announced that they signed Willie Mitchell for the next two years with a salary (and cap hit) of $3.5 million for each year. The 33 year old, beastly defensive stalwart, missed half of last season with a concussion, which kept the otherwise prized bruiser on the UFA market for longer than his talents would warrant. Impressively, the Kings beat out the San Jose Sharks, Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks who were oft rumored interested in Mitchell’s services.
The offseason just took a big turn for the better boys and girls.
Analysis to come later… after work.
For now, remember this?
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