Reports of friction between the Los Angeles Kings and coach Darryl Sutter have been making the rounds for a couple days now (and everyone's probably overreacting to them), but it seemed pretty clear that there's no sort of rift between the players themselves. However, yesterday may have indicated a deeper issue in the locker room.
Drew Doughty started things off innocently enough...
Until Trevor Lewis decided a dig at his paying habits was grounds for this:
Which, of course, led to this:
Hshahaha duster pic.twitter.com/S9sAnAJSu4— drew doughty (@dewyy8) April 14, 2015
Duster? Did you miss the saga of Top Line Trevor?
Anyway, after Lewis dug up one more Doughty snapshot...
... Andy Andreoff had some kind parting words for his linemate, Kyle Clifford...
... and his best friend on the team, Brayden McNabb.
Finally, Marian Gaborik stepped in with a late swing at fellow Slovakian Andrej Sekera. I'm sure his inclusion of the hashtag "#hopetoseeyouherenextyear" makes it all better.
Judging by the retweets of judges Anze Kopitar, Alec Martinez, Jarret Stoll, Tyler Toffoli, and Martin Jones, Trevor Lewis got the win in this round.
Will this tension serve as a distraction going forward?! Stay tuned for our 3000-word column.