Drew Doughty had won an Olympic gold med-al and been a Norris Trophy finalist when John Stevens joined the Kings' coaching staff in June 2010 to over-see the defencemen.
At 20, Doughty thought he knew it all, and who could blame him? His early success had pretty much given him a pass even when he wasn't focused or prepared.
"My first couple of years I would kind of get by making those mistakes and no one would really say anything to me or be hard on me with it," he said.
Kings' Doughty blossoms with tough love
Vancouver Province | May 30