Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Evening Line

“I don’t have any grand illusions or false hopes or anything like that.  “I believe we can be a playoff team.”

“To be quite honest, there’s a lot of people in your industry who have said we wouldn’t make the playoffs.  What’s going to change what they say?

“We’ve got to believe in what we believe in.”

-Darryl Sutter, GM of the Calgary Flames.  More on the Flames from Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Calgary Flames, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: darryl+sutter


Red Winger's avatar

I don’t have any grand illusions or false hopes…other than my grand illusions and false hopes

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 11/26/10 at 12:51 AM ET

dickshilling's avatar

spoken like a man who should not be driving home. arrive alive darryl, hand over your keys

Posted by dickshilling on 11/26/10 at 03:00 AM ET


I mean really, what else is he going to say?

“My slightly above average team played out of their minds one year and made it clear to the Stanley Cup Finals. Ever since then, I’ve been operating under the illusion that we’re just one piece away. I totally believed that one piece was Jokinen…or maybe it was Tanguay, I forget. That’s why I brought them both back a second time, just to cover my bases. I felt maybe I didn’t fully grasp the complexities of coaching in the ‘new’ NHL, so I brought in a guy who hadn’t coached a winning team in years…but hey, Iron Mike is a really cool nickname. The only thing that could be better than that would be if I hired one of my brothers. Lately I’ve been doubting my ability to manage the salary cap, so I found one of the few guys who was worse at it than me and made him my assistant GM. I figure his team beat mine in the SCF, so he must know what he’s doing. Wait, that was back *before* the lockout, wasn’t it? Dammit!”

Posted by shep on 11/26/10 at 03:44 AM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com