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07-26-2011, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jarek View Post
I'm surprised anyone is this high on Doughty. He never stuck out at me as someone that has to go in the MLD. I personally thought his last season was pretty ordinary.
But he had 40 points! You love points!

seriously though, in "the year of the offensive specialist", Doughty was great. He asserted himself well with 40 points and his =13 was exceeded by only six defensemen who had more points than him.

More importantly though, he was a workhorse that was relied on by a good team, in all situations. He was 5th in the league in icetime per game. Last season definitely added to his resume. Not just anyone ends up top-5 in icetime. Your definition of "ordinary" is extraordinary.

Of course, this is a guy who was already a 1st all-star team member, and he deserved it. He was also one of Canada's two best defenseman in the Olympics. Imagine a guy in the 1950s had a 3-year career but made the 1st all-star team in one of them. He'd absolutely be picked by now. No question about it.

He's not a "massive steal" but he'd be a steal right now, and I think would be an appropriate pick wherever the bidding causes him to get slotted.

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