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LA Kings Insider Jul 7, 2014

Player evaluation: Doughty

DREW DOUGHTY This season: 78 games, 10 goals, 27 assists, 37 points, 64 penalty minutes, +18 rating, 25:43 time on ice. The good: There are a few things we should get out of the way. Drew Doughty is probably the best defenseman in the world. In 2013-14 the 24-year-old won his second Stanley Cup and his second Olympic gold medal. And yet he finished a puzzling sixth in Norris Trophy voting, an award commemorating the defenseman who illustrates “the greatest all-around ability in the position.” While many would consider that to be the gifted and versatile Doughty – a notion [...]
LA Kings Insider Jul 5, 2014

Player evaluation: Muzzin

JAKE MUZZIN This season: 76 games, 5 goals, 19 assists, 24 points, 58 penalty minutes, +8 rating, 19:02 time on ice. The good: Jake Muzzin took “a step” in 2013-14, and after a regular season that improved as the year unfolded, engineered a postseason campaign that was the antithesis of his performance in the spring the year prior. Showing poise, athleticism, and gifted with a strong first pass out of the zone and extremely high possession rates, the burgeoning and versatile 25-year-old defenseman served as a very workable complement for Drew Doughty and saw his ice time leap up over [...]

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