Drew Doughty: 5 Reasons LA Kings Defenseman Is the Real Deal

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Drew Doughty: 5 Reasons LA Kings Defenseman Is the Real Deal
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After the L.A. Kings and their star defenseman (finally) came to an agreement on a long-term deal this past week, many critics began to voice their opinions of why Drew Doughty is not a $56 million player.

I beg to differ.

Doughty is an incredible player, one that the Kings were right to lock down for as long as they could—regardless of the cap hit. I think he's worth every penny.

I'm going to break down why you should believe the hype surrounding the young Canadian blueliner and why paying him almost as much as Stanley Cup-winning captain Zdeno Chara can be justified. Let's see why.

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