Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/31/10 at 08:03 PM ET
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
There is a kind of protective bubble which has grown around hockey’s first family, the Sutters.
It is a bubble constructed out of hard work, sweat and more than a little blood. It is built on loyalty and family and a “my-word-is-my-bond” kind of integrity. It speaks to issues far greater than any of the wins and losses recorded on the hundreds of hockey rinks the pride of Viking, Alberta, has skated on over the past four or five decades.
The Sutters didn’t necessarily ask to exist within this bubble; but the family, for the most part, has been immune to criticism from the hockey world no matter which way the puck has bounced.
This has been especially true of brothers Darryl and Brent, who are currently manning the helm of the sinking ship known as the Calgary Flames.
But Sunday revealed stark evidence of the bubble springing more than a few leaks, which, by the time this season ends, may spell the end of the magical Sutter spell for both GM Darryl and coach Brent.
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