Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, left, and goalie Jonathan Quick congratulate each other after the Kings defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Mark J. Terrill
April 12, 2016

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Drew Doughty is the bedrock of the Los Angeles Kings' run to two Stanley Cup titles and their return to the postseason this week.

General manager Dean Lombardi thinks it's time Doughty was recognized for his excellence with his first Norris Trophy. He also has strong words for anybody who thinks Ottawa's Erik Karlsson is the NHL's best all-around defenseman.

Lombardi said the race is ''not even close'' in his mind.

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