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4 days after training camps start and Drew Doughty has already had $100,000 taken off his offer from the LA Kings setting it currently at an impressive 6.7 million USD.

Many people are wondering why Doughty hasnt signed yet? LA has a talented squad who are going to be legitimate contenders this year. Lombardi has come out and said that he will not move Doughty as he "will be a franchise player"

Whats the big hold up?

Drew Doughty is skating with the London Knights right now and word from the JLC is that... '' it's not about the money''...it has to do with term and the fact that his heart is not in LA and he wishes he could report on the real issues to show that he is not the bad guy here...the media has taken the kings side and the puppets are having their strings pulled by the media.

LA has a team with many player in or entering their prime right now and Doughty doesnt want to play his career in LA, which is understandable.

This begs the question of what kind of contract Doughty wants. The money is their Drew knows hes worth 6+ million so he's not worried about that, hes looking for a 4 year deal that will let him see FA so he can move on and win in other cities.

Lombardi wants to lock him up for 8 years which is a huge chunk of his career and its not in the interests of Doughty to commit that kind of term to one team..

Who's in the wrong here and can a compromise be met?
September 20, 2011 1:39 PM ET | Delete
You lock up the player for 4 years, compete for the next 2, then trade him when he still has a full year left ont he contract so you get full value. Lombardi needs to cave.
September 20, 2011 1:53 PM ET | Delete
Hey Greg you are an idiot
September 20, 2011 3:10 PM ET | Delete
I think it has more to do with him trying to cash in twice rather than moving to another market in four years. In 4 years LA should still have a great team, they are pretty young.
September 20, 2011 4:42 PM ET | Delete
Yeah, pretty hard to say that LA is undesirable. Warm, lively night life, and a fraction of the pressure that comes with playing in a traditional hockey market.
September 20, 2011 5:53 PM ET | Delete
you added your take as facts, you are an idiot
September 20, 2011 7:01 PM ET | Delete
Gotta be some reason deal isnt done
September 20, 2011 8:08 PM ET | Delete
You've got to be kidding me."the fact that his heart is not in LA""Doughty doesnt want to play his career in LA"Link please? I have yet to hear him say anything even close to that.
September 20, 2011 8:20 PM ET | Delete
The Kings should send Tiger Williams to his apartment at 330 am
September 20, 2011 8:46 PM ET | Delete
Care to post the facts now, and not random not quoted news reports that do not exist
September 20, 2011 8:57 PM ET | Delete
September 20, 2011 8:59 PM ET | Delete
thats what I'm saying........Greg....here's your sign!
September 20, 2011 11:16 PM ET | Delete
Seriously, do you even........know what, I'm not gonna even get myself started
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