Why Doughty is Conn Smythe fave

Kings star is making a solid case for a defenseman to win playoff MVP

Updated: May 23, 2014, 11:39 AM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine

CHICAGO -- Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty admits there are times when he loses it on the ice.

For example, Game 7 against the Anaheim Ducks. He got so emotional he said Dustin Brown had to come calm him down on the bench.

Those emotions came out again in Game 2 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Down two goals, in danger of dropping the first two games of the Western Conference finals, the anger returned.

"I'm a bit of a snap show sometimes when I'm out there," Doughty ...

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