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Drew Doughty and Kings Still Negotiating

From Pierre LeBrun at ESPN:

Drew Doughty and the Kings remained at an impasse Wednesday, but that can change with one phone call. Sources told ESPN.com that the Kings won’t pay Doughty more than the $6.8 million Anze Kopitar makes on average per season.

Further, Bob McKenzie of TSN reported late Tuesday night that the Kings won’t do a deal for less than seven years.

In a nutshell, both term and salary remain an issue. But like I said, it just takes one phone call.

continued with updates on Luke Schenn, Zach Bogosian and others

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  Tags: drew+doughty, luke+schenn, zach+bogosian



I am glad to see the Kings stick to their guns. If the kid wants to play, well, the line has been drawn in the sand. If he wants to sit….let him. You do NOT pay some snot-nosed kid, no matter how good he is, more than an established star. Note: the Red Wings made it clear to all their players that NO ONE would be paid more than Steve Yzerman, even when he was in the last couple of years of his career and not playing at the top of his game. Basically it was said that, if you want to play for this organization, that’s the bottom line. Take it or leave it. Drew has put himself in a bad position. He has limited time in the NHL under his belt with ONE out of 3 years outstanding. Hardly grounds for demanding to be the highest paid player on the team.

Posted by teri from Chester, Nova Scotia on 09/15/11 at 10:20 AM ET

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