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This is a tough one. I know a lot of people are still peeved about this offseason and will likely yell "F!" the minute they hit this slide.
You're justified. Doughty has been extremely frustrating all around this year. Let's, for the sake of this grade though, judge him just for his on-ice play.
And it really hasn't been any less frustrating. Battling through an early injury, Doughty sincerely looked like he missed training camp. Many a night he has looked a massive step behind attacking forwards, and his decision making has been less than sharp.
Again, a common trend, he has started to find his game under Darryl Sutter. But Doughty, who has just three goals in 39 games and one on the powerplay, needs to step up. He's on pace for a career worst 36-38 points.
If he and the Kings want to succeed, there needs to be more flashes of consistent brilliance which garnered his lofty price tag and less flashes of utter bonehead.
Mid-Season Grade: D