Doughty on the Kings trading Jack Johnson to Columbus

Last hour we brought you Matt Greene’s comments on the big Kings news item of the day. Meanwhile, fellow defenseman Drew Doughty has yet to speak with Jack Johnson, opting not to bother him during what’s surely a busy time after being traded – “I just sent him a quick text yesterday and told him we were going to miss him and good luck.”

Doughty went on to share several other thoughts on the deal and the particulars involved…

On the roster change – “Overall, I think the deal is going to help our team…when Jack signed his contract last year, he and I thought we’d be here together for a long while. So it was kind of a shock to see him go…we’re going to miss JJ, for sure. Ever since I’ve been on this team, (he’s been here as well). He’s a good friend of mine, he’s a really good player too. We’re sad to see him go. But, we have to move on because it’s part of the business and Carts is going to make us a better team.”

On the mood of late, was change in the air – “Yeah, we all kinda thought something was going to happen. We didn’t know who or what or anything like that. But, we definitely knew that something was going to happen. You never want to see anybody go, but it’s part of business.”

On the need for a shake-up – “I don’t know. I think it’s on us. I don’t think we necessarily needed a shake-up to get things going. I think every singe one of us needs to look in the mirror and give every inch, give everything we’ve got. We’re going to do that. We’re really frustrated with how we’re playing right now. Not being in a playoff spot is tough, especially with the guys we have on this team.”

More later. Links to related articles can be found below.

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

RELATED ARTICLES:

Jack Johnson reacts to the trade

Kings locker room is tense because of all the trade rumors, per Doughty

VIDEO: Kings GM Dean Lombardi on the trade for Jeff Carter

Why the LA Kings should trade for Jeff Carter, not Rick Nash

Mike Richards comments on Jeff Carter trade rumors

Trade Rumors – five things at play for the LA Kings

Recent Articles

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 – [...]

Martinez Kings Ducks

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio – talking Voynov, Muzzin, Martinez, Kopitar

Follow @mayorNHL Here is a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joins host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon for a lap around the Western Conference, where a myriad of topics were discussed – including Slava Voynov, Jake Muzzin, Alec Martinez, Anze Kopitar, Tyler Toffoli, Mike Richards, Andy Andreoff, Anaheim Ducks, [...]

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