Drew Doughty on his most annoying LA Kings teammate

Last night, after the Kings mailed in a 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche and sent thousands of disappointed fans into casinos and bars throughout Las Vegas, the team and dozens of staff boarded a private charter and headed off to Europe.

First stop will be Hamburg, Germany – where the Kings will play their final pre-season game on Tuesday against a local team (more on that in a few days). Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, that game is also expected to mark the return of defenseman Drew Doughty to the line-up.

Around 6am last Friday morning, Doughty flew from Toronto to Los Angeles to sign his new 8-year contract. After a quick physical and then a 30-minute workout on the ice at the team’s training facility, I chatted with him as he sat in his stall in the locker room for the first time since April.

It was a spot that rookie Slava Voynov had temporarily moved into in his absence during training camp. Doughty said the squatter from Manchester had been relocated by the time he arrived.

“I feel bad now,” Doughty expressed. “It has been my locker for three years though, so I think I have a little bit of seniority to kick him out.”

Now, that flight last night wasn’t your typical shoe-horn ’em in, no room in the middle seat trip across the Atlantic. The Kings had plenty of amenities on the way over. Still, the flight left close to midnight and was scheduled to be around 11 hours.

Prior to leaving, who did Doughty think was going to be the most annoying person on the long ride over?

“Mitchie (Willie Mitchell) because a lot of us are going to want to be sleeping. He’s just going to want to give us lectures and talk a lot, not allow us to get that shut eye.”

I posed that same question – and a few closely related – to many of the other Kings and will be posting their answers in a special series of articles (and a podcast!) that’s coming up tomorrow.

For example – who will be the best dressed person on the trip?

Doughty went the safe route – “Jarret Stoll.”

And worst dressed?

“It will be either Rob Scuderi or Matt Greene,” Doughty said. “It’s a toss up”

Let’s just say, he wasn’t the only Kings player to call out Greene or Scuderi when asked a a few similar questions. You won’t want to miss the ‘trip to Europe’ content that will posted tomorrow.

[update: the latest MayorsManor podcast – featuring Europe related comments from Doughty, Greene, Mitchell, Stoll, Dustin Penner, Mike Richards, Ethan Moreau and more has been postedclick here to check it out now]

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

RELATED ARTICLES:

Coach Murray prepares for life without Doughty – talks Voynov vs Hickey

Cruising the mall with Simmonds and Doughty

Doughty and Drewiske – forever linked to Kansas City

Kyle Clifford is not connived he has a spot on the LA Kings

Jarret Stoll will have a different view of tonight’s game

Audio interview with Mark Hardy – talks in-depth about Clifford, Doughty, time with Kings, etc.

Stoll had questions from Mike Richards, has answers for Terry Murray

order here –> MayorsManor Store
View the store to see full line of shirts for men and women, dozen of styles and colors

Recent Articles

Gabe Vilardi Notebook: Pro Debut Thoughts, And Not Expected in LA Until 2019

Nobody needs to overreact. Gabe Vilardi has now played one professional hockey game.
Even so, ‘encouraging’ would be a vast understatement when describing the importance of seeing a 19-year-old forward make his AHL debut on Thursday.
Originally selected in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft by Los Angeles, Vilardi has been one of the most […]

UPDATE: Gabe Vilardi Headed to Ontario for Conditioning Assignment

Regardless of the season, there is almost always that one player that everybody asks about on social media and during radio interviews. The one guy who we get inundated with questions about, either regarding why he’s playing so poorly or why he’s not being properly recognized across the league for his outstanding contributions on the […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on Petersen, Trades, Sturm and the LA Kings

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of topics, including – the call up of Cal Petersen, Jack Campbell’s injury, Jonathan Quick’s return, coach Willie Desjardins, the arrival of Marco Sturm, trade speculation regarding four players… […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2018 Mid-Season Top 10 Prospect Rankings: The Top Two

It all comes down to this. After an extensive journey through the LA Kings current prospect pool, we've finally arrived at the top two players in the rankings - including this year's highly coveted No. 1 spot. … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. Gokings08 says: