Auston Matthews may have had ulterior motives during the weekend's All-Star festivities.
With no clear-cut decision yet, the Toronto Maple Leafs forward admitted he at least attempted to try and sell the 2016 Norris Trophy-winner on the potential to play alongside him in Toronto.
"I recruited him a little bit. He didn't bite," Matthews said, according to Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star. "I said: 'Hey, how's it going?' He said: 'Good.' I said, 'Are you coming to Toronto?' He just laughed and skated away."
With Doughty not budging for now, Matthews might have to turn his attention to Erik Karlsson.