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As you’ve probably read on every single Los Angeles Kings-related blog or Twitter feed, 20-Year-Old Drew Doughty has made the Canadian Olympic Team. Oh, what’s that? You hadn’t heard this yet? Let me refresh your memory:

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So, Drew Doughty is 20 years old, playing 25 minutes a night for the Kings and is now going to win a gold medal with Canada in the Olympics. And the GM of Team Canada had this to say:

“We felt that Drew Doughty in this case is little bit more complete a player and based on how he played at the world championships and saw him play in big games that he was a better fit for us,” said Yzerman. “I’ll just simply say the seven defencemen we picked were the seven we liked the best.”

Who is the GM of Team Canada? 3-time Stanley Cup winning, all-world player Steve Yzerman. That’s some pretty awesome praise.

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This is not the first time Drew Doughty has worn Team Canada colors.

As a Kings fan, there really is no way to feel about Drew Doughty’s selection to Team Canada than estatic. I mean just check out who Drew will be hanging out with in the locker room for those 2 weeks in February:

Goalies
Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins
Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks

 

Defensemen
Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
Scott Niedermayer, Ducks (C)
Chris Pronger, Flyers (alternate captain)
Brent Seabrook, Chicago Blackhawks
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

Forwards
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins (A)
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Dany Heatley, San Jose Sharks
Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames (A)
Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks
Brenden Morrow, Dallas Stars
Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets
Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks
Mike Richards, Philadelphia Flyers
Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
Yeah, I’d say that’s an upgrade from sharing a locker room stall with Teddy Purcell and Brad Richardson. Congrats Drew, now go out there tonight and celebrate with a victory against Canada by beating the Calgary Flames in Calgary. Just don’t have a beer cause you are still underage in the States. Check out Join the Rush for all your Cal-gary related news and rumors.
The Royal Half has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since 1988 and a Half-Season Ticket Holder since 2002. He has seen the following goaltenders play in person for the Los Angeles Kings… Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Byron Dafoe, Jamie Storr, Stephane Fiset, Felix Potvin, Cristobal Huet, Roman Cechmanek, Mathieu Garon, Adam Hauser, Jason LaBarbera, Barry Brust, Sean Burke, Dan Cloutier, Yutaka Fukufuji, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones.You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter @TheRoyalHalf.