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“Still, it amazes me that’s what they call it – the penalty box. Like, what is that, the ‘penalty box?’ They should take the penalty box out, because you think about how much time there actually is sitting in the penalty box now, it’s about 12 minutes total a game, right? 12 minutes. It used to be they had a guy with a suit, and if you got a penalty, and you got a penalty, that guy sat between you, right? Now they have two boxes. You go to the box. It’s like Steve McQueen, right? They should sell those seats…there are so few penalties now. Why don’t they just say, ‘OK, you’ve got to sit on the bench,’ or, ‘You’ve got to sit on their bench for two minutes.’ I don’t get that. They’ve got like four guys sitting over there, and room for like six other people to sit. They’re the best seats in the house, right at center ice. Like, if it was a football game, then that’s the best seat. I don’t get that [any] more. Really, it’s like a three-penalty-team a game now. Why do they that make that deal? Why do they get that big place for there? When I was coaching Brett in novice when he was little back home, and he’d get penalties, I’d go, ‘Brett, you’re little. Why do you go over there and sit? Why do you want to go there?’ He says, ‘I can see better from there.’ [Reporter: How old was he?] He was just little. It makes sense, right? He could see better.”

“When you think about it, I’m probably right for once.”

-Darryl Sutter, head coach of the Los Angeles Kings on the penalty box,.  Via Jon Rosen of LAKingsinder.

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Zqto's avatar

What the heck did I just read?

hahahaha

Posted by Zqto on 12/18/13 at 03:48 PM ET

bigdee89's avatar

Here we go with changing the game again ......

If we’re on that subject why don’t we play music through the entire game ?  Makes it more fun right?

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 12/18/13 at 05:08 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Was Sutter practicing his stand up routine?  Everybody in LA wants to be in show business.

Posted by Hootinani on 12/18/13 at 05:12 PM ET

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