Wayne Simmonds

Expect plenty of chirping when Kings' Drew Doughty faces an old friend, Flyers' Wayne Simmonds

Expect plenty of chirping when Kings' Drew Doughty faces an old friend, Flyers' Wayne Simmonds

If the NHL wanted to give an entertaining glimpse into the on-ice banter between players, it probably couldn’t do much better than to put microphones on Drew Doughty and Wayne Simmonds.

The two were close friends when Simmonds played for the Kings early in his career, and they kept in touch after Simmonds went to the Philadelphia Flyers. They will see each other Monday when the Kings play the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.

“I’ll probably be matched up against him a lot tonight,” Doughty said. “The thing I love about Wayne is that we’re very similar off the ice, but when it comes to hockey, we [also] have a lot of similarities. We’re both just absolute competitors. We care so...

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