NHL notes: Kings reportedly make Doughty an offer
The Los Angeles Kings have made a "major" offer to restricted free agent defenceman Drew Doughty, according to reports out of L.A.
The LA Kings Insider blog is reporting that general manager Dean Lombardi has twice flown to Toronto to meet with Doughty's agent, Don Meehan, over the last four weeks. Lombardi is trying to get the rising star signed before the NHL draft gets under way Friday in St. Paul, Minn.
Doughty, a Norris Trophy nominee in his second NHL season (2009-10) and a key member of the Canadian Olympic team that won the gold medal in Vancouver, had a bit of an off year in 2010-11 but is considered one of the building blocks for the Kings. The 21-year-old from London, Ont., had 11 goals and 29 assists in 76 games.
Stanley visits Fenway
The Boston Bruins paraded the Stanley Cup around Fenway Park Sunday, one last party before the players went their separate ways for the summer.
In addition to getting a little love from the Boston Red Sox players, the Bruins, collectively, threw out the first pitch before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
"It was a great, great moment, just to be there," Bruins center Patrice Bergeron said on the team's website. "All the fans were great and to meet the players as well was a good moment."
The visit to Fenway came the day after the city celebrated with the traditional Stanley Cup parade.