SPORTSNET.CA’s Nick Kypreos reports via Twitter that LA Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has “rejected multiple offers” from the club, including one for nine years and $61.2 million. The average cap hit of $6.8 million would’ve matched that of Anze Kopitar.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Looking forward to reaction from the Kings and the Doughty camp on this. As someone noted, I don’t fault Doughty for wanting to get paid, but spurning that much money makes him appear greedy, and isn’t likely to sit well with Kings fans. More importantly, as Kypreos asked, where do the Kings go from here? I smell the trade rumors coming….