Drew Doughty might just make enemies with all of Western Canada before the 2019-20 season is through.
"I mean, I ain't gonna park it, it's just embarrassing," Doughty said, per Kings insider Jon Rosen. "I mean, a team like that should not be beating a team like ours 8-2. There's actually no way. I know they had a lot of energy right off the bat because it's their home opener and they had their whole ordeal with the captain and whatever. But we had chances to come back, and then we just gave up a goal right after we scored a goal. It was a bad team effort by everyone on this team, I thought."
Doughty's been under the microscope all week due to his rivalry with Matthew Tkachuk and his performance versus the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Doughty had three points, including the overtime winning goal, and said he wanted to "shove it in their faces" with a spirited celebration after being incessantly booed all night.
Wednesday's game didn't go as well for the 29-year-old, as he finished minus-3 in over 23 minutes in the loss that brought Los Angeles' record to 1-2.
Doughty's comments about the Canucks aren't exactly easy to justify, as Vancouver finished 10 points clear of the Kings in 2018-19.