Doughty on Canucks: `We don’t like them’

From the autograph-seekers to the media, Drew Doughty is a popular guy in Vancouver — winning a gold medal in a city will do that for a guy — but while Doughty has a good relationship with the people of the city, he doesn’t reserve the same feeling for Vancouver’s hockey team. After today’s morning skate, Doughty talked about the matchup against the Canucks, who would have a chance to claim the President’s Trophy, for most regular-season points in the NHL, with a victory tonight…

DOUGHTY: “The two teams don’t really get along too much. We built up a history in the playoffs last year. We don’t like them, and tonight is a playoff-mentality game. We’re going to fight for every inch.”

Not surprisingly, Terry Murray was a bit softer in discussing the matchup…

MURRAY: “The Canucks, boy, they’re having a great year. Great team, and it’s fun to play against a team like Vancouver. They’re very serious about business. They come to work in every game, and when you’re a group like we are, a young hockey team that played them last year in the playoffs, we hope that we’re getting better from last year. It’s a great opportunity to take a look at where you are, as a team, and continue with that rivalry.”

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