feature: Jumping Off Point - LA Kings Insider

The Dodger Stadium outdoor game and the Winter Olympics are behind the Los Angeles Kings, but what about the recent scoring slump?

In this week’s feature, I spoke with members of the Kings who participated in the Sochi Games and gauged their outlook towards the final 23 games of the season, in which they are currently 1-0-0.

One of the feature’s most interesting quotes came from one of the team’s gold medal winners.

And then there’s Drew Doughty. Never mind the 24-year-old’s Stanley Cup and two Olympic gold medals. There’s still a lot more in store in the mind of the ambitious defenseman, who has been among the club’s brightest spots through the first five months of NHL action.

“Right now, it’s another Stanley Cup, obviously. That’s my main focus,” Doughty said. “I want to win a Norris Trophy too, personally. I feel like I’ve had a year that has that opportunity to possibly do it. These 23 games are going to be very important for me with the team, and me individually.

“My main focus, though, is just winning 23 of 23, if that’s possible.”

One down, 22 to go. Jumping Off Point

Previous features:
Weekend in Manch
Silver and Black Lining
Winter’s Spell
Culture Shift
Five-Ringed Granger
Loosened Reign
Halfway There
Robyn’s Flight
Net Gains
Mark Morris: An Open Door
Darryl Sutter: Playing Hardball
Another Go
Dining Out with Willie Mitchell
Kings of CHLA
West is Best
Their Words
Numbers Aside
Follow Me
Talk About It
Padded Down
Little Time for Rest
Make Them Better
Comfort Level
Getting There
Will to Win
Buying In
Fine Tuning
Battle Tested
Smooth and Selke
Up, Up and Away
In Their Eyes
Work in Progress
Scuderi’s Actions Speak
Brown’s Model a Path for Doughty