Drew Doughty had won an Olympic gold med-al and been a Norris Trophy finalist when John Stevens joined the Kings' coaching staff in June 2010 to over-see the defencemen.

At 20, Doughty thought he knew it all, and who could blame him? His early success had pretty much given him a pass even when he wasn't focused or prepared.

"My first couple of years I would kind of get by making those mistakes and no one would really say anything to me or be hard on me with it," he said.