Going back to the Olympics, here’s what Drew Doughty said today about his prospects for making Team Canada…
Question: A lot of people talk about the need for experience. What would you say to make your case?
DOUGHTY: “A lot of people look at experience, and it’s obviously important to have that experience, but I think that even though I’m young and don’t have that experience, that I can still do the job. I won’t be nervous or anything. I’m sure it will be a little nerve-racking, because it’s in Vancouver, but as long as I get a few shifts in me, I think I’d be fine out there.”
Question: Is there anything you try to do here, in the next couple weeks, knowing the decision is coming?
DOUGHTY: Just trying to play my game. I’m not really thinking about Team Canada too much. I just want to go out and play well. My main focus is just helping the Kings win, and keeping this roll going and staying on top of the conference.”
Question: Do you keep an eye on the other Canadian defensemen?
DOUGHTY: “I don’t really, I guess, check in on them, but when we’re playing them, I obviously watch them, because I guess I’m in a way battling them for a spot on the Canadian team. But there’s so many good D-men around this league, so many good Canadian D-men, that it’s going to be tough.”
If Doughty makes the team, he would join this list of Kings Olympians