Confessions of an NHL awards voter

How to choose from among Connor McDavid, Artemi Panarin and Shayne Gostisbehere? Or between Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson? Can I draw lots?
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2 days ago

11 Reasons Why the Dallas Stars Will Win the Cup

After Friday night’s 2-1 Dallas Stars victory over the Blues, they are now 11 wins away from hockey immortality. Therefore, I thought it would be fitting to review 11 different reasons why the Cup will come back to Dallas. Dallas Stars Reasons 1-4 1.) Depth, depth and more depth. While the Dallas Stars might lack a Drew Doughty or Duncan Keith type defenseman, they do have...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Burns, Doughty, Karlsson Named as Norris Finalists

The NHL announced the three finalists for the 2016 Norris Trophy on Friday evening. San Jose’s Brent Burns, Los Angeles’s Drew Doughty and Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson will be the competitors for the trophy honoring the NHL’s best defenseman of the 2015-16 season. Burns not only impressed voters with his beard growth, he had a very impressive offensive season. He led all defensemen...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Senators’ Karlsson up for the Norris Trophy yet again; Doughty and Burns aim to steal it away

Erik Karlsson has a chance to win his second straight Norris Trophy and third since 2012, but a couple defensemen seeking their first prize stand in his way. The Ottawa Senators captain was named a nominee for the league’s top blueliner award on Friday, joining Los Angeles Kings’ Drew Doughty and Pacific Division rival Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks. That Karlsson is yet...
Via The Hockey News
6 days ago

Doughty, Karlsson, Burns finalists for Norris Trophy

NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles' Drew Doughty, Ottawa's Erik Karlsson and San Jose's Brent Burns are the finalists for the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists Friday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson, Drew Doughty, Brent Burns named Norris Trophy finalists

The Norris Trophy finalists for the 2015-16 NHL season were announced Friday, and they are Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators, Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings and Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks. The award goes to the best all-around defenseman and is voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Karlsson is the favorite for the award after leading...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What happened to the Los Angeles Kings?

The series between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks started out looking like it would be a close series. The first four games were one goal deficits and even being down 3-1 in the series Kings’ fans have seen their team come back from worse. However, game five on April 22 was a different story with the Sharks winning 6-3 to send the Kings home. The problem was that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss


Getty Images For the second straight game, the Los Angeles Kings found themselves trailing 3-0 to the San Jose Sharks. After coming up 1 goal short in Wednesday’s 3-2 loss in game 4, the Kings scored 3 unanswered just 9:52 apart in the middle frame of game 5 to tie it at 3-3. The crowd awoke from a slumber on a lucky bounce off Anze Kopitar’s skate to break the ice. Then Jeff...
Via The Hockey Guys
12 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings: Who needs to step up for game five

Facing a 3-1 series deficit at home tonight in the Staples Center, the LA Kings will need their top players to start performing. Goaltender Jonathan Quick has been good enough to keep the Kings competitive against the San Jose Sharks. However, he can’t win the series alone, and the Kings will need their star players like forwards Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Marian Gaborik, and...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks match Kings in swagger and smash to take commanding lead

At one time during the telecast of Game 4 between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks, a post-game day skate was aired featuring Kings defenseman Drew Doughty talking about how the Kings were very confident about their chances in the series. Doughty then gave a toothless smile, one that carried a distinct message. Even though Doughty wasn’t exactly providing the Sharks with...
Via The Hockey News
15 days ago

WATCH: Gotta See It: Doughty stops puck in mid-air to save a goal

Drew Doughty strikes again! This time stealing what looked like a surefire goal by Joe Thornton out of midair with his stick.
Via SportsNetCanada
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings get up, stand up, plan to show they want it more than Sharks in Game 4

SAN JOSE – Bob Marley played softly in the background as the Kings returned to their dressing room after their morning skate Wednesday at the SAP Center. Defenseman Drew Doughty began to sing along as he peeled off his uniform, “One love! One...
Via The OC Register
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings cut Sharks’ lead with game 3 win

The Los Angeles Kings avoided going down 3-0 in the series against the San Jose Sharks on April 18. Though that happened the last time these teams met in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs and with a favorable outcome for the Kings, their mindset for this game was to cut the deficit in half. Not surprising to anyone all of the games have been extremely close with all of them having one...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Doughty: Kings' defensemen must regain 'swagger' and have greater impact in series with Sharks

SAN JOSE – Drew Doughty didn’t have a goal or an assist and had a minus-3 defensive rating in the first two games of the Kings’ first-round playoff series against the Sharks. Brayden McNabb, his defensive partner, also was scoreless and had a...
Via The OC Register
17 days ago  |  Discuss


Getty Images Norris Trophy favorite Drew Doughty described game two against the San Jose Sharks as a must-win! It took nearly half the game but the Kings finally showed some urgency and were able to get some sustained pressure in the offensive zone. The Sharks held a 15-7 advantage on the shot clock midway through the game before the Kings took 11 of the next 12 but unable to get...
Via The Hockey Guys
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty willing to increase ice time if Alec Martinez can't play in Game 2 against Sharks

EL SEGUNDO – Drew Doughty played 29 minutes, 19 seconds during the Kings’ 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game1 of their first-round playoff series Thursday night. He played on the Kings’ power-play and penalty-killing units. He had three...
Via The OC Register
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Drew Doughty makes a great save in the crease

Drew Doughty may have just earned himself a nomination for the Vezina Trophy after he sprawled out in the crease to rob the Sharks of the go-ahead goal. It’s pretty remarkable Doughty was able to keep the puck out considering his momentum was carrying him into the net and the angle in which he entered the crease wasn’t square to the shooter. Considering the score was tied 2...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Doughty makes crazy save in the crease

Watch as Drew Doughty lays it all on the line, sprawling out for a save in the crease to help out Jonathan Quick.
Via SportsNetCanada
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Playoffs beard

It's time to grow your #StanleyCup Playoffs beard. Need some inspiration? Let Jeff Marek and Drew Doughty show you how it's done.
Via SportsNetCanada
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings GM: Doughty should win Norris, and it's not even close

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Drew Doughty is the bedrock of the Los Angeles Kings' run to two Stanley Cup titles and their return to the postseason this week. General manager Dean Lombardi thinks it's time Doughty was recognized for his excellence with his first Norris Trophy. He also has strong words for anybody who thinks Ottawa's Erik Karlsson is the NHL's best all-around...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks: preview and prediction

A lot of the match ups this year for the Stanley Cup Playoffs are giving fans déjà vu and the match up of the Los Angeles Kings versus the San Jose Sharks is one of them. Since these teams didn’t make it into the playoffs last season, we can expect another hard fought battle from both sides. The last time they met was in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The memory that stands out...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

'Mr. Game 7' Justin Williams reaches 1,000-game milestone

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Justin Williams tore ligaments in his left knee (twice), tore the Achilles tendon in his right leg and broke his right ankle - all before he turned 28. Even though he had won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, it's no wonder the Los Angeles Kings wondered if Williams was damaged goods. ''He was battling those injuries so we never really knew...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Race For The Norris Trophy: Who Is The NHL’s Best Defenseman?

There have been a lot of pieces written over the past two weeks about the Norris Trophy, as it is widely considered one of the most hotly contested individual awards in the NHL this season. Many believe that deciding who is the best defenseman will put PHWA voters to the ultimate test. I agree. That’s why I have decided to break down and analyze five true contenders for the award...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The great Norris Trophy debate: Drew Doughty vs. Erik Karlsson

All sports fans love to argue, especially about which players are better than others. Hockey fans have sunk into this debate this season, arguing about Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.  With the end of the season approaching and award voting about to start, fans are looking for a definitive answer. Who's had the better season...
Via The Sports Quotient
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Los Angeles Kings reign supreme in defense

If it wasn’t clear before the Los Angeles Kings took on the Chicago Blackhawks on March 14, then it was certainly clear after that the Kings have the best defense in the league. The Kings won that game 5-0 with Jonathan Quick earning his fourth shutout of the season. The team leads the league with a goals against average per game of 2.23. Their goals against on the year thus far...
Via isportsweb.com
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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