Logan Couture calls out Drew Doughty


Longtime friends, Drew Doughty and Logan Couture have tried to put their relationship on the back-burner ever since it was known the Sharks and Kings would meet in the second round.  Obviously, this isn’t the first time they’ve faced each other on the ice, let alone in the playoffs.  However, the pressure on both is ramped up during the post-season and each guy is trying to remain focussed on getting his team into the Western Conference Final.

A few weeks ago Doughty said they weren’t even going to call or text each other until the series was over. It’s a notion Couture pretty much agreed with when we asked him about it earlier today.

Yet, talking about his friend was definitely not off limits. Take a look…

On if he’s talked to Doughty during the series:

“No nothing, nothing. I’ve just talked to our friends. We have  a group of mutual friends, about five to six guys, so I’ve texted them.  But, I haven’t talked to Drew at all. It’s probably going to hold that way for another week.”

On if the series also brings some bragging rights for June, when they’ll be playing on the same softball team in Doughty’s annual tournament back home:

“Always!  I mean, we hang out almost every single day in the summer. When we beat them two years ago, he heard a lot about it. And when they won the Cup last year, I heard a lot about it. So, we’ll see. Hopefully he will have the bragging rights this summer.”

On Trevor Lewis saying Drew Doughty isn’t a good “chirper”:

“It’s true. He’s not the quickest on his feet. He doesn’t have very many good ones… I can’t think of any good ones (he’s said).”

On who is the bigger Blue Jays fan, him or Doughty:

“Me, Drew doesn’t follow the team, he pretends he does, he’s just in it.”

So when he’s wearing the hat around town

“It’s just for the looks, he doesn’t know anything about the team.”

On how many guys Doughty could name on the roster, over/under:

“Probably seven, I think.  If that.  Probably just because he’s met most of the guys.  But, he couldn’t name the new guys this year, no chance.”

On Doughty not ‘returning the favor’ and hooking Jays’ pitcher Ricky Romero up with a Kings jersey this season:

“He’s not very organized. It doesn’t surprise me.”

On if it’s any different playing at Staples Center during the playoffs compared to the regular season:

“It’s pretty similar. It’s a tough rink to come into and play against. Those guys, they play strong in this building  Their fans are into it, they’re loud. Similar to our building  back in San Jose. Which is surprising when you think of California teams, a lot of people outside of California wouldn’t, and don’t realize, the type of atmosphere that happens inside of California buildings. It’s a fun rink to play into, and they play well in it.”

On the Sharks’ game plan for tonight:

“I think we can build off of game two, we played a good enough game to win in this building.  Obviously, took a couple penalties at the end of that game that cost us. I think we played a very good road game in that game, so hopefully build off that and play the same way. We played two good home games, and got to continue to play well.”

On how they plan to beat Jonathan Quick:

“It’s tough to say. He’s only given up two goals in each of the last two goals. He’s still tough to score on, it’s not like we’re scoring five or six on him. He’s still making big saves. We still have to go to the net, get traffic. When we’re getting chances, guys just start scoring right now on our chances.”

On if Joe Thornton’s line is successful due to their personalities:

“They’re all a little weird, it’s probably what it is in their own way. Maybe that’s why. (Reporter: “What do you mean by weird?”)… “Jumbo (Joe Thornton) is loud and goofy, Burnsie (Brent Burns) is goofy and just…weird. And Galley (TJ Galiardi) is his own type of guy too, so I guess it helps.”

On his reaction to Brent Burns playing forward:

“I was surprised because I’ve only known Burnsie as a D-man. I didn’t know he was a forward back in the day. A little surprising, but he’s done well.”

On reshaping the team inside the organization:

“We got rid of a couple guys who had been here for a while, that was tough. Crankie and Clowie (Ryan Clowe) were here for the last few years and were close to a lot of guys on the team. We’ve brought in Raffi (Torres) and Hanner (Scott Hannan) and they’ve done a great job for us. Guys we’ve brought up from the American league have stepped up and done a great job as well. They’ve really helped us.”

For some fun with Doughty, see the links below.

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