Sutter didn't start it without prompting. He was asked a question about the Kings defenseman, who is receiving strong consideration for the award given to the league's top defenseman.
"They're just going to give it to the defensemen with the most points," Sutter said after the morning skate. "Change the award. He's the best defenseman in the league.
"Easy. Not even close. Every situation, he's the best defenseman I've seen. I don't jump on guys' wagons because I coach them or because we're playing against them."
The Kings are 2-3 on this trip and play the Blues on Thursday night. Defenseman
Doughty, 26, has 11 goals and 36 points in 56 games and is a plus-14.
"A year older, a year better," Sutter said. "Hopefully when he's 36, they're saying he's having his best year."
Sutter looked to Chicago to make a comparison, referencing defensemen
“It’s hard to explain it, what he’s got already,” Sutter said. “For a resume. How many other guys 26 years old, other than probably Duncan and Brent, can say they’ve got what he’s got and they’ve got one more [