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Coyotes remind Doughty of Canucks in terms of whining

Mar 20, 2013, 9:05 AM EDT

Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings knocks over Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the third period in Game Three of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
(May 16, 2012 - Source: Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has gotten very familiar with the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Kings beat them in the Western Conference Finals last year and the teams just played three games against each other in the span of a week.

All those matches seem to have given Doughty, 23, one major gripe against Phoenix.

“I think one is that they like to whine a lot,” Doughty told Mayor’s Manor. “At times they remind me of Vancouver with their complaining and stuff like that.”

As far as Doughty’s concerned, all teams complain, but he argues the Coyotes “seem to do it every night.”

“So that’s what frustrates you, and they play you hard, and they’re tough to play against,” Doughty said. “So that also is what bugs you.”

Winning has to be a good tonic for that, as is ending a prolonged scoring drought. Doughty netted his first goal of the season in the Kings 3-2 victory over Phoenix on Tuesday.

You can watch it below:

The Kings have now beaten the Coyotes in three of their four meetings so far this season. They will play each other again on April 2.

Los Angeles has risen to fourth in the Western Conference with a 17-10-2 record while the Coyotes have dropped four in a row and are in a three-way tie for eighth place.

But hey, it could be worse for the Coyotes. At least they finally scored a goal.

  1. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Oh! Oh! You never want to poke a sleeping beer. With a coment like that Drew comes across like a commenter here on PHT. :-)

  2. sjsharks66 - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Doughty is annoying. I remember when Clowe played the puck from the bench. (Yes, should have been called.) Stoll in the kings post game thought it was hilarious while Doughty wanted a suspension.

    So doughty, it seems like you are a little over dramatic and whiney at times too.

  3. thailer35 - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I hate Doughty. He’s a petulent child and a classless player. See here:

  4. bucrightoff - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    The man couldn’t be more right. Shane Doan alone is a massive whiner, and the Canucks, well, when you’re trained to dive, you’re also trained to whine when things don’t go well.

    • thailer35 - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      Speaking of diving…

      I love this video because even Sutter has a hard time trying to sell that his team isn’t diving.

      • bucrightoff - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM

        Oh I never said the Kings were saints. Just that Doughty was bang on about Phoenix (see last years WCF and their crying) and the Canucks (Kesler just got shot again, or at least his reaction would suggest so). Every team is guilty of diving and its disgraceful, so if we complained about every player blasting others, we’d never have time to do anything but complain.

        Get the soccer crap out of the game. I assume we can all agree on that.

    • jjregan21 - Mar 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      More like a massive badass

  5. blomfeld - Mar 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    And from the East German judge … 9.6

    Way to go Drew for telling it like it is! The Coyotes are indeed whiners and they’re very similar to the Canadian Men’s Olympic Diving Team, also known as the Vancouver Canucks. Kesler’s “death scene” last April was one of the funniest things ever, as was Doan’s grade 8 “hissy fit” after we dispatched his bankrupt Yotes in 5. The bottom line is that we Kings are on the march and no amount of “diving or whining” by our detractors is going to stop us !!!

    GO DOUGHTY GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    • thailer35 - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      I think you mean grade “A”… not grade “8”.

      Sorry if I’m confusing you with my proper use of quotation marks.

      • valoisvipers - Mar 20, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        thailer35 I’m sure the teacher gave you lots of gold stars on your papers when you were little.

      • blomfeld - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:59 PM

        *** message to Valoisvipers … “stand down” friend … enemy position has been targeted ***

        Valoisvipers – It’s funny eh, as I’m sure this Trailer35 creature “means well” and all, but he sure must be oblivious to one of the game’s basic tenets …

        – any LA King complaining to a referee = passion !

        – anyone else complaining to a referee = whining, unless it’s someone Valoisvipers likes !

        Kesler’s “death scene” was actually one of the funniest moments from last year’s playoffs … besides the poor timing of his fall, about the only thing missing was a school book depository and a grassy knoll ! … but truth be known, I like things like that, as it’s “funny” and it provides for “good times” … :)

        Special video selection for all “Coyote & Canuckle” lovers of diving, whining and lying !

      • thailer35 - Mar 21, 2013 at 11:25 AM

        I miss when you were still IP banned.

  6. ynothockey - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Glad to see the Kings follow their leader Brown by sticking out their knees on players who don’t even have the puck. Then run and hide behind the ref when the player they just kneed get up and goes after them. Great leadership!

  7. soro17 - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Doughty seems to spend a lot of time whining about other people’s whining. Oh the irony.

    • elvispocomo - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      Yup, that pretty much sums it up.

      • soro17 - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:43 PM

        Could be he is a hipster and is being deliberately ironic? Probably not though, my sense is that he is a bit of a simpleton.

      • elvispocomo - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:54 PM

        Haha, either one might work for me.

        Why did the hipster burn his tongue drinking coffee? He sipped it before it was cool.

  8. elvispocomo - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Doughty’s right about one thing though, all teams are guilty of embellishment, complaining, etc. He’s no exception (just the links to videos for Drew, don’t want to take up too much space):

    I will post this one in viewer mode though:

    • elvispocomo - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      Haha, 2 of the three still worked despite posting the link rathere than the regular URL. Oh well.

  9. 1trojanlove - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    I agree with drew, the Cryotes are always complaining.

  10. kingsforever - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Shane Doan’t like it
    – Jim Fox

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