Drew Doughty was a Norris Trophy finalist last season. Is he preparing a campaign for another piece of NHL hardware? Doughty made a huge play in the second period last night, as he parked himself near the goal post and blocked a shot that would have gone into the net and given the Coyotes a 3-1 lead.
DOUGHTY: “Actually, I looked at the replay and I probably could have just lifted the guy’s stick, but that’s just kind of what the reaction was. I didn’t have his stick, so I just kind of went down and made a save.”
Turns out, Doughty fashions himself as a goalie, and still harbors ambitions of putting on the pads some day. I jokingly asked him whether he considered himself a butterfly goalie or a stand-up goalie…
DOUGHTY: “More of a hybrid goalie. I like to make the crazy glove saves, you know? [smiles] I would love to be a goalie, still to this day. When I was younger, I almost quit playing AAA hockey when I was 10. I was going to go back to house league, as a goalie. Thankfully, I didn’t do that. I love goalie. Every time I play roller hockey, I’m in net no matter what. Any time we played pond hockey when I was younger, i would always be in net. I don’t know. I just love being a goalie. i was a goalie in soccer as well. I don’t know what it is, but I just love it, but like I said, luckily I didn’t go back and change, because I probably wouldn’t be here now.”