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Kings' Drew Doughty relishes the chance to take on NHL superstars, like Edmonton's Connor McDavid

Kings' Drew Doughty relishes the chance to take on NHL superstars, like Edmonton's Connor McDavid

If there were an old-timey marquee outside Rogers Place, the red plastic letters could very well read, “McDavid vs. Doughty” for Tuesday’s game between the Kings and Edmonton Oilers.

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty will go against Edmonton’s Connor McDavid for the first time this season in a juicy sub-story to an important game for both teams. Doughty is having another Norris Trophy-worthy season, and McDavid is widely seen as the best, if not the most skilled, player in hockey.

“There’s a good chance I’ll be made foolish at least once,” Doughty said after the morning skate. “I enjoy it so much. When I have to play superstars like him on the other team, I get up for those games....

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