Auditing the Top 25 under 25 list 

September, 24, 2013
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Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles KingsFrederick Breedon/Getty ImagesKings defenseman Drew Doughty is No. 8 on this season's list of under-25 NHL players.
Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was finished explaining why his defenseman, Drew Doughty, is better than any of the other young defensemen on Neil Greenberg's annual list of the Top 25 players under 25.

Doughty is ranked No. 8 on the list this season, with four defensemen ahead of him: Erik Karlsson, P.K. Subban, Alex Pietrangelo and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Lombardi made a strong case for Doughty, which we'll get to in a second, and then wondered how the list was compiled.