NHL Free Agents: How Drew Doughty and Each RFA's Situation Will Play out

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NHL Free Agents: How Drew Doughty and Each RFA's Situation Will Play out
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Drew Doughty's current contract holdout with the Los Angeles Kings is a prime example of why it is important for NHL teams to lock up their restricted free agents early.

In recent weeks, the Philadelphia Flyers agreed to a long-term contract with James van Riemsdyk, the New York Islanders did the same with John Tavares and Tyler Myers signed a deal that will keep him in Buffalo for another handful of seasons.

However, there are still teams like the Kings that are struggling to come to terms with their restricted free agents.

Here's the latest, and how I see each situation playing out.

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