Funny how time plays tricks on you. Like with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.

Was it really four years ago that people around the hockey world were arching their eyebrows at his inclusion on the Canadian Olympic team headed to Vancouver?

You can be excused if you don't remember that.

What you probably do remember is that by the end of that tournament, when Sidney Crosby snapped home that overtime goal to send Canada into a paroxysm of jubilation, Doughty was on the ice with the national hero -- not just a member of the Canadian team but a key piece in the gold-medal puzzle.

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