Doughty was nominated as one of the three finalist for the Norris trophy today, along with his outstanding Olympic partner, Duncan Keith, and the offensively gifted but defensively stunted Mike Green.

Is Doughty really this good?

I’m still a little starry-eyed in disbelief. Not so much that Doughty deserves the recognition that goes with being a Norris finalist, but rather that the NHL community at large has taken notice.

All that’s left now is for Doughty to win the damn thing.

But first Drew, go out tonight against the Canucks and prove to everyone in blue up north why you are the best of the best.

Its hard to imagine just how bright Doughty’s future will be when his present is blinding.