Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Canada Loves Drew Doughty

Kings beat the Leafs 5-3 at the ACC on Tuesday night.  Rich Hammond's Game Recap.

Drew Doughty makes it look so effortless, it's mind-boggling to think he just turned 20 last month.
I apologize ahead of the time for the hyperbole, but an NHL scout recently told me Doughty was a "right-handed Scott Niedermayer in the making."
...the most complete young defenceman in hockey is just 20, too.
After missing out on the Calder Trophy last season, he will likely be in the Norris Trophy mix this time around (and for years to come).
His selection to the Canadian Olympic team on Dec. 30, however, is what really put Doughty on the map this season, as he beat out older stars like Mike Green and Jay Bouwmeester for a roster spot. After missing out on the Calder Trophy last season, he will likely be in the Norris Trophy mix this time around (and for years to come).
It's terrific to know that Canada's finally figuring out how good this kid is.  I Can't wait to see him work his way up the depth chart for Team Canada in Vancouver.

A Leafs recap wouldn't be complete without watching Steve Dangle's take on the game.  One of the most entertaining video blogs on youtube.

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