Tag: Drew Doughty

Can L. A. Kings win third Stanley Cup title in four year span?

Jeff Carter, L.A. Kings

Winning the Stanley Cup once is difficult business. Some NHL franchises are still without their name etched into the legendary trophy. It is even said that the Stanley Cup playoffs — the tournament that must be won in order to…

Drew Doughty’s name belongs on the Conn Smythe

Whenever a Cup champion is crowned, there is invariably more than one name worthy of the Conn Smythe. In 2012, the Los Angeles Kings won the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup thanks largely to the elite two-way game of defenceman…

Off-year for L. A. Kings or aging club on decline?

The Los Angeles Kings aren’t an old team per say, but many of their top players are on the downswing and it’s hurting them in their first-round series against the San Jose Sharks, or so it seems. Otherwise, the Kings’ problem could…

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

It’s a shame one of California’s two best clubs will be eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the first-round, but unfortunately, that is the luck of the draw. The Sharks and Kings meet again in the postseason, one year…

Team Canada earns bye to Olympic hockey quarterfinals

Shea Weber, Team Canada.

Chalk it up to another close game between Team Canada and Finland. With 1st place overall on the line, all either side needed to do was defeat the other in regulation. It turned out that such an accomplishment was not…

Team Canada takes the ice for first practice in Sochi

Sidney Crosby, Team Canada's roster.

Today, the highly anticipated Canadian Olympic national team took to Russian ice for its first practice, after arriving in Sochi less than 24-hours prior. Quick news and notes: Jeff Carter will replace the injured Steven Stamkos on Canada’s top line…

Los Angeles Kings: Drew Doughty records 200th point

Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty recorded his 200th career NHL point last night against the team he grew up closest to, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Kings defender scored the game’s opening goal by sniping a wrist shot top…

NHL defencemen drafted in 2008 are struggling

Tyler Myers, Buffalo Sabres.

The 2008 NHL entry draft was fairly significant for defencemen. In total, twelve blueliners were chosen in the first round, and of those exceptional twelve, ten have played more than one-hundred games in the National Hockey League. That being said,…