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Drew Doughty: You could see worry in Sharks' eyes in first round
By Brian Stubits | Hockey writer
June 11, 2014 3:35 pm ET
That comment cut to the heart of the SJ Sharks' Core .......Poor San Jose Sharks, ever since the Kings overcame a three-games-to-none deficit to knock them out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the opening round, it's been a bit of open season on their long-held core.
For years the favorite targets of many have been Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. They've both been around for years and fair or not, have been labled as playoff choke artists by a lot of people. Losing that series to LA did absolutely nothing to help that image.
Nor did Kings defenseman Drew Doughty on Wednesday before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Doughty was talking about what his team experienced coming back in that series and how his Kings can't afford to let the Rangers get any belief. But in doing so he sort of threw the Sharks' veterans under the bus.
"Once we won that first game in the San Jose series, we kind of had a feeling we were going to come back and win that series, and you could see it in their eyes and their team and their captains and leaders that they were worried about us coming back, so we don't want to give these guys any life," Doughty said ("these guys" are of course the Rangers).
It took me a while to find this unforgetable gif that was buried in one of the threads, so I felt obliged to create a new thread so that wouldn't happen again!