"You want to put yourselves in a good spot."
The Kings tried to give themselves a chance to end in the same spot they ended up in last year, keeping their team together entering coach Darryl Suter's first full season behind their bench.
"We know every team is going to be gunning for us," Doughty said. "But we're confident we're going to have a good team again that can compete."
AP Sports Writers Greg Beacham in El Segundo, Calif., Dan Gelston in Voorhees, N.J., Dave Campbell in Minneapolis contributed to this report.
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