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01-09-2012, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
I was reading up on Drew Doughty and some articles came up from earlier in the season blaming Doughty's poor start on his poor conditioning, probably as a result of his protracted contract dispute.
Conditioning wasn't the issue; when he showed up he had lost weight. It was the shoulder injury early on that was the biggest factor, I think. When he first came back from that it was too soon. He wasn't poised, he was trying to do too much to live up to the deal, and wound up playing like a dork.

Jim Fox said he really got it together about ten games before Sutter arrived. I'd agree with that.

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