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Kings' Willie Mitchell begins search for a new team
Kings' Willie Mitchell begins search for a new team

It's not you, it's me. That is the NHL version — free-agency style — of a disappointing breakup. Hockey's free agency starts Tuesday and among those on the market will be Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, who won the Stanley Cup twice in Los Angeles. "It was a little tough to take," Mitchell said in a telephone interview with The Times. "It's like one of those girlfriends you had before you got married who just kind of rejected you." Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi told Mitchell in their exit meeting that there would be no room for him, but then asked the veteran what he wanted, Mitchell said. If this had been a small window, it...

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