Drew Doughty Comments on Mark Hardy

photo courtesy of Michael Zampelli

Earlier this week former Kings defenseman and assistant coach Mark Hardy was a guest on the MayorsManor podcast.

Among the myriad of topics discussed was the play of the Kings current defensive group, many of whom Hardy coached over the last few seasons. Specifically, he broke down some of the challenges Drew Doughty has faced the last two years and the changes he’s had to make in his game. Hardy also had plenty of praise for #8, even calling him his “favorite player on the Kings.”

After practice yesterday Doughty provided a few thoughts on his former coach in return…

Doughty – “Harpo’s a good coach. You know, as a player he really taught me a lot. I think when I first came into the league I was kinda – not that I was laid back, but my intensity wasn’t where it is now defensively. He really taught me to be hard in the corners and strong in front of the net. That’s one thing he really helped me with and from day one he gave me that confidence, he started playing me over 20 minutes (a game) in my rookie year. That confidence really helps me today, making the Olympics last year – a lot of that was just all confidence. He instilled that in me. He’s a great coach and we miss him here.”

www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED LINK:  Mark Hardy on Kings Defense and Power Play

Recent Articles

Deslauriers

Deslauriers checks in on way out of SoCal

Nick Deslauriers, originally selected by Los Angeles in the third round (840th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, certainly spent plenty of time talking with us during his years as a Kings prospect. Last spring came a trade to Buffalo that caught many people off guard. In fact, it was only a few months after [...]

Sabres Gionta Moulson

Puck Probability: Odds for Sabres at Kings, October 23

In advance of tonight’s game between the Sabres and Kings in downtown Los Angeles, we’re back with some odds regarding 10 things that just might happen during the game. As always, we’ll provide the tidbits related to various things that may occur on the Kings side of the ice, and we have a guest to share thoughts [...]

Jorges Gionta Moulson

Things You May Not Know: Sabres-Kings edition

Although we talk a lot about West Coast Bias around here, tonight brings the occasional glimpse into the other side of life, as the Buffalo Sabres make their lone appearance of the season at Staples Center. To get you ready, we have a few tidbits that will make you sound smart when talking to the person next to you – [...]

Major News Items

Manchester Monarchs MayorsManor Kings by Blake Gumprecht

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com Follow @mayorNHL In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. Anonymous says: