Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/26/08 at 10:43 AM ET
from Chris Foster of the LA Times,
(Drew) Doughty, the second overall pick in June, walked out of the Ontario Hockey League in spring and into the Kings’ lineup in fall. He logs 25 minutes a game, showing sleight-of-hand skills handling the puck and a he-shoots-he-scores ability from the blue line.
Such a package needed to be handled with care. Where to store him away from the rink was easy. You can even set it to music.
The “I Love L.A.” life is handled by defenseman Matt Greene, who was asked to take in Doughty at his Hermosa Beach residence. The “On the Road Again” chore is handled by Dustin Brown, who rooms with Doughty on trips.
It’s a tag-team big brother setup that strays into parenting at times.
Said Brown: “He sleeps for hours. I have to make sure he gets out of bed and gets to the rink on time.”
Said Greene: “I have a five-second buffer that I employ with him. Just think before you talk.”
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