In hockey, emotion isn’t important; it’s vital.
Of the many things that can set the tone to a locker room, build the camaraderie of a NHL roster; emotion just about takes the cake. It can go a long way in feeding a humble, tight-knit roster such as the Kings.
As we’ve come to see through the years, and appropriately so during the Kings’ recent playoff run, Drew Doughty isn’t shy when it comes to expressing his feelings.
Doughty celebrated many of the Kings’ accomplishments during their long 26-game ride to their second Stanley Cup Championship in three seasons with raw emotion, and rightfully so.
In fact, his jubilant body language may have masked the majority of the team’s fan base at certain times.
Like, that time in Anaheim.
Or like, that time in San Jose.
Have you ever been so excited?
Doughty, who chimed in with 18 points (5G, 13A) during the playoffs, led all NHL defensemen in scoring. Doughty also logged the most ice time of not just everyone on the Kings roster, but also everyone in the entire league. He averaged just shy of 30 minutes of action per game.
His efforts were outstanding. His flamboyance? Necessary.
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