Kings vs. Devils: Drew Doughty Earning His Massive Contract in the NHL Playoffs

May 29th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
When defenseman Drew Doughty signed his eight-year, $56 million contract in September, many Los Angeles Kings fans weren't sure if the young star could live up to the big, new deal.

On the eve of the 2012 Stanley Cup final, we can say that Doughty has proved why the team was willing to make an expensive, long-term commitment to him.

Doughty is tied for fourth in points on the Kings during the playoffs, with two goals and eight assists. His plus-minus rating of 10 is tied for third-best among all players during the postseason.

Doughty has made the most of his ice time by playing great defense in front of star goaltender Jonathan Quick. His performance in his own zone and the success Quick is enjoying has given the Kings a tremendous level of confidence heading into the Cup final.

Doughty's impressive two-way game is so important to the team's success, and in the Stanley Cup final against the New Jersey Devils, he will have to play well for the Kings to win their first championship in franchise history.

His time on the penalty kill will be crucial to his team's ability to win games against the Devils' strong forwar ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.