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Mitera Staying

Michigan defenseman Mark Mitera was named captain at Michigan yesterday, because he assured coach Red Berenson that he would be staying for his senior season.

I'll remain skeptical until he returns to school next fall. Some of it may depend on Anaheim's situation. There are rumors of Anaheim general manager Brian Burke leaving to join the Toronto Maple Leafs. Whoever is the GM in Anaheim next year will have a pretty big decision to make. Anaheim has an aging roster, and he'll have to decide if he wants to keep that group together for one more run, or start over with a youth movement.

Of course, it may not matter since Mitera seems committed to staying in school next year and finishing his degree in biophysics.