Evgeni Malkin For Drew Doughty And Dustin Brown?

May 17th, 2010 by Joe Canucks Leave a reply »
Evgeni Malkin for Drew Doughty? Let's be honest with ourselves, when Doughty was picked in the 2008 NHL entry draft, we all knew he was going to be a very good defensemen.

Little did we know, he'd be a Norris Trophy candidate in his second year in the NHL. I suppose you can say the same for Evgeni Malkin. He was picked second overall in the NHL entry draft in 2004. Perhaps Malkin was overshadowed by Washington Capitals' superstar Alex Ovechkin, but regardless, he's made his impact in the NHL very early too. 

Now you might say I'm jumping the gun here, but Doughty's season was no fluke. He looked good in his rookie campaign, but his sophomore year is when he has shined. He put up awesome numbers offensively (16 goals, 43 assists, 59 points), had 9 PP goals, and 22 PP assists. This kid is a monster on the PP, something the Penguins could use if Gonchar doesn't re-sign. Doughty not only upped his offensive numbers, but he got a lot better defensively in his rookie year in which he posted just a -17 +/-. This season, Doughty put up an impressive +20, +/- rating.

Doughty has been compared a lot to Philadelphia Flyer's def ...

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