Rumor: Drew Doughty to Demand Trade if Kings Don't Commit to Winning

The Los Angeles Kings are expected to try and contend next season and if management decides not to, expect to see defenseman Drew Doughty voice his displeasure, and potentially ask to be moved.

General manager Rob Blake admitted he's looking to add talent moving forward instead of moving it out, as the Kings have seen good players leave over the course of the past few seasons. And while the team tries to get younger and more cap flexible, the losing seasons are adding up and for some of the Kings core who have a winning pedigree, you can't blame them for being frustrated.

Doughty was one of the Kings who had a bounce back season this campaign, recording 34 points in 56 games. The 31-year-old has six seasons left on his contract, paying him big bucks - $11 million per season. He makes up almost 14% of the Kings entire salary cap, and you have to wonder if Kings management may be interested in clearing off some of their books.

Regardless, it's going to come down to wins and losses between the franchise and one of their best players and this is something to certainly keep an eye on as 'Dewy' and the Kings look to get back into the playoffs next season.

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