Drew Doughty to Demand Trade if Kings Don't Commit to Winning

Published May 14, 2021 at 1:55 PM

The Los Angeles Kings are expected to compete next season, and if management chooses not to, defenseman Drew Doughty is expected to express his displeasure and possibly request a trade.

As the Kings have seen good players leaving over the last few seasons, general manager Rob Blake admitted that he prefers to add talent rather than move it out. And, as the team seeks to get younger and more cap versatile, the losing seasons pile up, and you can understand why some of the Kings' core players, who have a winning pedigree, are disappointed.

Doughty was one of the Kings' players who rebounded this season, scoring 34 points in 56 games. The 31-year-contract old's has six years left on it, with a salary of $11 million per season. He accounts for nearly a quarter of the Kings' total salary limit, so you have to wonder if they're interested in clearing any of their books.

Whatever the case might be, it'll come down to wins and losses between the franchise and one of their best players, and this is something to keep an eye on as 'Dewy' and the Kings try to return to the playoffs next season.

Credit: NhlTradeRumors
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Drew Doughty to Demand Trade if Kings Don't Commit to Winning

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