Doughty thinks Coyotes whine nearly as much as Canucks


Tuesday was an eventful evening for defenseman Drew Doughty. Not only was he taking on the Coyotes for the second time in two nights, he finally erased the zero in his personal goal column. After 28 games of telling people he wasn’t that worried about it, the truth came out – his goal in the second period was as a huge relief.  Here are his post-game comments, including some interesting thoughts about the growing rivalry with Phoenix…

- On the overall game: “There’s a lot of battling going on, it was a tough game to play in, a lot of bodies banging, but that’s how it always is against them. We expected it and we expected them to come out hard today, especially because of how we beat them last night, but overall I just don’t think we played great but it was a good win.”

- On if the scoring drought was bothering him: “Oh yeah, it was bothering me a little bit. (So you’ve been lying to us?) I just had to stay positive with myself and with you guys. Yeah, it was obviously frustrating. I’m supposed to be an offensive defenseman even though I’ve been playing a little bit different role this year. I still want to get points and still get goals. It helps us win games. I was frustrated with myself that I didn’t have one, but now I’m frustrated with myself that I only have one. So I gotta try and get back to it and get a few more.”

- More on his scoring drought: “It was good to get that one off my back, I’m hoping I can get on a little roll here now. I’m kind of a streaky scorer, but I’m hoping that kind of continues.”

- On his scoring chances: “I had a lot of good chances especially tonight I had five or six that could have went in, but I guess that’s how I got to look at it. It’s a good thing I’m getting those chances and now I just got to bear down and put them by the goalie.”

- On focusing more on defense: “Yeah for sure we have two of our top defensemen out of the lineup, Greene and Mitchell so I’ve had to take on a new role and I’m enjoying it, I love playing other team’s top players, but I still want to be able to kick in on the offense when I can.”

- On persevering through the Coyote’s pressure: “I thought we did kind of weather the storm a lot. Especially at the start of the third and even the start of the first. But it’s not something that we want to look at before the game and think that we have to do something like that. We gotta come out and take away their will. They’re obviously gonna come out hard and hungry today because we beat them last night, but if we play them hard, we get some early goals; it’s going to take all their will away. You know, take everything out of their legs.”

- On what it is about Phoenix that brings out the bad blood: “I think one is that they like to whine a lot. At times they remind me of Vancouver with their complaining and stuff like that…I don’t know if it’s one single guy or anything like that. It kind of seems like a whole team kind of thing. All teams whine, all teams complain, it just seems like this team, especially against us…Seem to do it every night. So that’s what frustrates you, and they play you hard, and they’re tough to play against. So that also is what bugs you.”

- On if his Jay’s hats showed up and that’s what brought the goal: “I have a few of my hats here. I got one of the new ones he just sent me with just the red maple leaf on it. (When did that arrive?) About three weeks ago; so I don’t think that had anything to do with it.”

- On the importance of the win to move up in the standings: “If you look at the standings, you see how tight it is, how fast we can be out of even the eighth spot. So we need to win every single game, especially division games like this. And we got another one coming up against Dallas which we need to win too. But like I said, these games are so important; we need to win every one.”

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Comments

  1. Haha “all teams whine. But they seem to whine more.” They were an insanely whiny bunch tonight.

  2. L. Strasbourg says:

    The LA kings are the biggest narcissists in
    the league with their share of divers and whiners. Hemceforth hey get punched out alot.
    See Youtube for proof.

    • That’s rich Strasbourg…you obviously either live in that worthless state called Arizona, or up in Vancouver.

    • L. Womanbourg says:

      Narcissists? You must be a Cryotes fan. It’s amazing how classless and whinny these babies are.

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