I forgot, 2 Gold Medals, 2 Stanley Cups, 1 Norris(should have 3) all the signs of an overrated defenseman.
Oh, Doughty has done well. Don't get me wrong. Top 3 dman in the league through the 2010-2017 years! But you decided to make this conversation about a young dman who finished 10th in Calder trophy voting being overrated for signing a 2 mil per 2 year deal. So here we are, talking about overrated dmen due to the types of contracts Dmen signed at a certain point in their careers.
Doughty started being paid 11 million last season, already 2 years removed from his last Norris nomination. All those things you listed to legitimize his current abilities happened 5 or more years ago. He used to be fantastic. Right now, at 11 million, I think a lot of people keep insisting on putting him in their Norris trophy conversation lists by default and due to that wild cap hit. He's not, and in my eyes he's slipped well out of the top 20 dmen. Once a player is into their 30's, pretty hard to turn that train around. Good luck having him getting even a sniff of a cup or a Norris over the full course of that behemoth contract on this Kings squad.
Now, we can all agree to stop underrating or overrating players based on their cap hits, and only rate them on their raw talent. In a fantasy world, that would be great. But the cap league makes it hard to avoid considering cap hits, and I find media lists of top players often default to top contracts meaning a player is still at top ability. Of course Doughty is still a good Dman. But At 11 mil he is still trumpeted as some perennial Norris candidate gamechanger. He's not, and he never will be again. Gotta get used to it.