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Darryl Sutter on his future

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Dean Lombardi And Darryl Sutter Out In LA

LOS ANGELES (April 10) - AEG, the world's leading sports and live entertainment company, has announced the following changes to the front office of the LA Kings hockey club. Luc Robitaille has been named club President and will now oversee all hockey and business operations, and Rob Blake has been named Vice President and General Manager, and will direct all day to day hockey operations for the organization.

The announcement of both promotions was made by Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of AEG, the parent company of the LA Kings.

In addition, Beckerman today announced Dean Lombardi, who has served as Kings President and General Manager since 2006, and Darryl Sutter, who has served as the club's Head Coach since 2011, have been relieved of their current duties.

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Darryl Sutter Post-Game After Losing To Winnipeg In A Shootout 3-2

via Ken Wiebe tweets,

Sutter on major to Kyle Clifford: "I totally agreed with it, it was a great call. I thought they’d give like a 10-minute power play."

The sarcasm was dripping,but Sutter wasn't done: "In today’s two referee system you’re just hoping for one really good one all of the time."

If you missed the call on Ciiffors, watch it here.

I believe the Jets scored twice during the time Clifford was in the penalty box.

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Darryl Sutter On His Goaltender

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insiders,

On how to turn around the losing streak (3 losses):

Score a goal. I mean, disappointing. Not a recipe for success tonight when you don’t score and don’t get any saves.

On the decision to pull Peter Budaj:

He wasn’t very good. I mean, did you look at the shots and scoring chances? He wasn’t very good. That’s clear. I don’t pull goalies very often, but they’re expected to make some saves. When they scored with 15 seconds left in the first period, that’s deflating to our hockey club. Or whatever it was – less than that, maybe. I’d say the only good goal tonight was Kesler’s tap-in.

more from Sutter

Below are the game highlights of the Kings 4-0 loss to the Ducks...

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It Is Official- Darryl Sutter Returning As Head Coach For The Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and Head Coach Darryl Sutter have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract, Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.  The contract begins in the upcoming 2016-17 campaign.

More on Sutter:

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Looks Like Darryl Sutter Has A New Deal With The Kings

via Lisa Dillman tweets,

Another Darryl Sutter update. Hearing he has agreed to terms with the Kings

Expect an official announcement as early as tomorrow.

Money per yr is more than Todd M in Edmonton

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Darryl Sutter Wants To Stay With The Los Angeles Kings

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times,

He did not sound like a man who was contemplating other NHL options or even planning to raise cattle full time.

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was direct about his future with the organization in an interview Thursday morning with The Times. The Kings have made a contract offer to their two-time Stanley Cup winning coach, and Sutter indicated his intention was to be behind the bench in Los Angeles this fall.

“I’m under contract until July 1,” he said. “I have no desire to go anywhere else or do any of that. We’ll get it worked out. That’s my plan.”

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Afternoon Line- Damien Cox Wondering If Darryl Sutter Would Return To The Calgary Flames

...this is just an observation, an attempt to connect some dots. L.A. could re-sign Sutter tomorrow, and maybe he doesn’t really want to leave, and perhaps this is just a salary negotiation.

But the Sutter clan is still based out of Viking, Alta., and Sutter has gone back to his hometown roots for personal reasons once before, stepping down as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks way back in 1995 to tend to the special needs of his son, Christopher.

It just seems to make so much sense, Sutter back to the Flames.

Too much sense, right?

-Damien Cox of Sportsnet where you can reade more on this.

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A Decision For Darryl Sutter

Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider referred to a few tweets Elliotte Friedman made on Saturday on Sutter (along with talking about it during Saturday Headlines) and here is Rosen's take...

From my understandings, in speaking with those inside and outside of hockey operations, there was no “rubber stamp” sign-off or “decision” that the team would make towards Sutter, but that any agreement, while not necessarily based on a “mutual” decision, would consist of the team making the coach an offer, and the coach deciding whether he wants it. If I’m reading between the lines here, just like many of you are, I’m still getting the sense that Darryl is in the process of making that decision, and that there’s not a ton of scale-tipping one way or another at this point. I hate going out on a limb to speculate, but I still think this hypothetical contract – reported by Lisa Dillman of the LA Times as being two years plus an option year – ultimately gets done.

With that said, here are several of Sutter’s references towards roster construction and the salary cap from seasons past:

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Morning Line- Darryl Sutter

On several players saying that the energy wasn’t there:

You know, when you give guys that much time off, it’s their responsibility to prepare properly to compete. So we’ve tried to give guys time off so they stay fresh for games, and obviously we have some guys that have to learn how to manage their time better. It cost us a point.

-Darryl Sutter, head coach of the Los Angeles Kings after a 2-1 home OT loss to the New Jersey Devils.

More from Sutter by Jon Rosen of LAKingsInsider.

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GIF Of The Morning- Darryl Sutter

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Morning Line- Darryl Sutter On Marian Gaborik

"A couple of weeks ago, I thought his game was really good, lots of shots. Quality shots.

"Since we got in a busy schedule, I think his energy level went way down, so his detail dropped off. When his detail drops off, his skill does not come to the forefront.

"I've told guys: 'Hey, I'm taking minutes away.' When we've got extra guys, taking minutes away means guys move down or up. Get your game back and you can play. It's just an honest approach with him."

-Darryl Sutter, head coach of the LA Kings on Marian Gaborik.  More on Gaborik from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times.

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Morning Line- Darryl Sutter

via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On being animated after Brayden McNabb’s charging major:

How were you? [Reporter: Same.] OK. [Reporter: Did you think it was the right call?] Yeah, that’s why I was hollering at ‘em. I was telling ‘em it was a great call. [Reporter: What was your interpretation of the play?] The guy’s falling down, and Brady makes contact, so his head’s right down around your knees… so what’s your interpretation of it? Probably the same as mine. Don’t talk about it anymore. If they can’t make better calls than that, then-

The Kings lost to the Blues 2-1 in a shootout.

 

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Classic Darryl Sutter Post-Game

After a 4-3 road loss to the Carolina Hurricanes today,

from Jon Rosen of LAKingsInsider,

On whether goals off faceoffs are a symptom of a decreased percentage, or something else:
Yeah, both. You know the percentages. You get the same stats I do.

On whether pulling Jonathan Quick was to give the team a “spark”:
No, they scored four goals on 20 shots. Not good enough.

On Drew Doughty taking minor penalties in seven straight games being a “weird” statistic:
It’s not a good stat. I wouldn’t call a ‘weird stat.’ What’s weird about it? If our player takes penalties in seven or eight straight games, that’s not weird. That’s a bad stat.

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Afternoon Line- Darryl Sutter On Milan Lucic

I don’t know where he fits. We’re trying to win games, so I’m not too caught up in – you base it on a game-to-game approach. Maybe he plays with Kopi against San Jose. What was the question? [Reporter: Is there a way that he fits better with those guys, than maybe with-] I mean, I was told that he fits with Kopitar and Gaborik. I mean, that’s what everybody that knew everything about hockey in North America told me. You know what? I don’t know where he fits. [Reporter: Have you liked what you’ve seen out of him so far, though?] Yeah, I’ve really liked it. But you’ve got to win games, and you try and make it work as a coach.

-LA Kings coach Darryl Sutter on Milan Lucic.  More from Sutter on the Kings by Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider.

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Afternoon Line- Darryl Sutter

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Time To Think About The Stanley Cup For Darryl Sutter

from Mark Whicker of the LA Daily News,

There is a miniature Stanley Cup, next to his bed. Even before sunrise he can see the glimmer.

“It’s why you have to draw the line,” Darryl Sutter said. “You have to be able to leave it. Stories about how this job takes away from your personal life, your actual existence on this earth? It does.

“You have to know when not to think about it. Because, once the season starts, it’s the first thing you think about each morning. You only play for a championship. For me, it’s not lifestyle or salary, None of that is relevant, not anymore.”

Sutter began coaching the Kings near the halfway point of the 2011-12 season. In his first three springtime drives, they won their first two Stanley Cups.

His, too. He coached Calgary all the way to Game 7 of the 2004 Finals, where the Flames lost at Tampa Bay, and Sutter was too exhausted to move from his bench when it was over.

The nonstop glare of the Cup finally pulled the Kings under. They did not make last year’s playoffs. “Even though we had the identical record (40-27-15) we had in 2012, when we won,” Sutter said.

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Darryl Sutter In Mid-Season Form

via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On whether Patrick Maroon’s goal was scored with a high stick:

Well, there’s no reviews in preseason, so I guess you could hit somebody over the head with your stick and get away with it, too. It was a high stick. I mean, it was way [above the crossbar].

On whether the Kings are looking for a “bounce-back season”:

That would be good, yeah. [Reporter: Where are you at the moment?] Where are we at the moment? We’re trying to bounce back from last season.

The Maroon goal...

 

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Darryl Sutter On Coaches Challenges

Darryl Sutter answered a few question today and Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider provides us with the information..

On delineating responsibilities for reviewing plays for coaches challenges:

Well, we’re still working on it because some are home, some are road. There are times where Billy obviously has the headset, but there are some buildings that it’s not quite as good as others.

Obviously at home we’re trying to run our cables to we can have an iPad by where the sticks are – you know, when you come out through the tunnel there – so you can look at it quicker.

We have two guys doing video full-time now with two kids. There’s going to be a little bit of a learning curve in it, and you’re not going to be always right.

What’s interesting, I think, is going through with the league, how they see it, the goalie interference one is still going to be mainly handled by the officials, and not very often I can see that being overturned because they still make the best call. There’s very few times they don’t make the right call with goalie interference. I think the one that is going to be a challenge will be the off-side play because there are more off-sides than you think. And even from live coaching, when you look at the video, you go, ‘Holy!.’ You go, ‘Jeez, how the hell did he miss that? How’d you miss that?’ It’s off-side by this much [hand signal] and both feet are in the air.

It’s stuff like that – pucks in the air, but it’s over the line, behind one. That’ll be the one that I think might get challenged....

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Darryl Sutter Post-Practice Today

Darryl Sutter after practice today, the play in Edmonton tonight...

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On whether heavy minutes by several players last night places an emphasis on rolling four lines tonight:

No, we’re looking to win, not playing favorites, I’m not looking at last night. Other than Kopi, who did? Nobody. Other than Kopi, nobody played over their [minutes], and he had to because he was a lefthander who could win every faceoff, and he was dominant, so he went off for every backhand faceoff in his zone. And, obviously with overtime, if you figure that in, that’s 65, so there’s guys who get a couple more minutes. There was nobody that was over there. In fact, some guys were under it. Some guys were half speed and couldn’t play last night. They were just along for the ride.

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All Darryl Sutter

After practice today...

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On whether lower shot totals against suggest a renewed focus to suppressing shots:

No. Shot totals [against] go up when the bottom part of your order doesn’t hit. It’s true. It’s very true.

On those who believe that Jonathan Quick is not an “elite goalie”:

Well, that’s too bad. Basically, those are the people who don’t want somebody to do well. [Reporter: To prove their theories, yeah.] They don’t want somebody to do well. And now, with all this newfound data that you can use when you lose – instead of use when you win – it’s interesting. [Reporter: But did you see any difference in his game, or was it the team in front of him, I mean the chaos in front of him, on defense, and just working new people in?] … God, October, he was probably the best player in the league. I wouldn’t doubt that. You’ve got to remember, still, it’s like when you’re talking about the boy who scored his first goal last night. He’s played lots of exhibition games and lots of American League games. He’s played a lot of games, same as Jonathan Quick. Jonathan Quick’s had two major surgeries and played more games than any other goaltender in hockey in the last few years, but if you average it all out, who has the most wins? Jeez, I’d hate to think that at age 28 that he’s eroding.

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Darryl Sutter And Dustin Brown After Losing 4-0 To The Washington Capitals

Darryl Sutter post-game after a 4-0 road loss to the Washington Capitals...

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On Dustin Brown referencing a lack of emotion:
He did? He made a bad change on the first goal.

On whether “emotion” plays into the team’s road struggles:
It’s more than emotion that goes into a game. If it was just emotion, then that would win or lose every game. There’s a lot more that goes into it in terms of who’s out there for us and who’s out there for them.

On the unraveling being uncharacteristic, and whether it’s difficult to get away from the routine:
We’re not the same team. It’s a quite a bit different team. We’ve been able to manage it at home, but a little bit more difficult on the road. [Reporter: You mean the way this team has played?] No, the personnel.

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Watch Dustin Brown below talking about the lack of emotion from the Kings...

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The All-Star Game was odd, but there were some bright moments

Those of you who like goals might have found the record-breaking 17-12 tally tolerable, and those of you who dislike the fan voting may have found Ryan Johansen's naming as the game's MVP on a night that Team Toews defeated Johansen's Team Foligno--via a 4-goal performance from John Tavares, a 3 goal-plus-3-assist performance from Jakub Voracek and 5-point nights for Jonathan Toews and Patrice Bergeron (1 goal + 4 assists)--to be the ultimate, "This shit is a bunch of fluffernutter" exclamation point...

But Tavares spoke glowingly of the experience of being named an All-Star having grown up watching the games and being honored by and grateful for the opportunity of playing among the league's best, and there was this:

So the All-Star Game was an event in itself, and now it's over, with all of us expecting this come a year from now:

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The Angry LA Kings Plus A Look At Darryl Sutter

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

Jake Muzzin shared an interesting viewpoint after the shootout loss in Edmonton two nights ago.

“We’ve got to come out hungrier from the get-go and desperate from the get-go. I think if we do that, we give ourselves a good chance at a hockey game,” he said. “We’ve got to get angry and get mad and bear down and get some points here.”

It was a passionate expression shared shortly after a disappointing loss, so the emotion is understandable. Of course, this team’s “park-and-ride” approach stipulates that this team lets go of wins and losses around the time it leaves the arena, so I was wondering if the team’s recent stretch – the Kings are 7-7-4 in their last 18 games – has, in fact, made the team want to work a little bit of anger into its game. I consulted with alternate captain Matt Greene.

Matt Greene, on whether the team needs to play angrier:

During the course of the game, I think a lot of guys do.

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Paul Brownfield of LA Magazine with an excellent look at Darryl Sutter

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Morning Lines- Darryl Sutter And Milan Lucic

On St. Louis capitalizing on momentum:
I didn’t really see it like that. I think that we’ve got to get a save in there somewhere. It’s frustrating.

On the team having been strong at protecting leads:
It’s not the same team. It’s quite a bit different team on the back end, and I’ve said all along we need great goaltending.

LA Kings head coach Darryl Sutter after losing 5-2 to the St. Louis Blues, via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider.

"things aren't coming easy for us--have to find a way to get some wins here. You look at the standings, we're behind the eight ball"

"hasn't been an easy year at all and we need to find ways to grind it out, start getting wins & start feeling good about ourselves"

-Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins after losing 3-2 to the Nashville Predators in a shootout.  Quotes via the Boston Bruins twitter account.

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Afternoon Line- Darryl Sutter

On the report that the pre-overtime dry scrape may be scrapped:

... Well, it’s a new rule, and the benches aren’t big enough for everybody to sit on, so there are guys out on the ice. I mean, when you look at the rules when everybody’s supposed to be on the bench and you come out for the period, there are some teeams that come out and there’s 20 guys skating around. I was thinking once in a while we should just tell the other team let’s all do figure eights. Every commercial timeout. It used to be it’d be a full scale line brawl if you did it. Now there’s guys skating all over, there’s guys doing calisthenics, there’s yoga. If you’re in the crowd you get lots more than a hockey game. Three time outs, there’s 18 guys rolling their yoga mats out there. Just watch. It used to be ‘Oh, only five guys on the ice,’ the officials would say. Now there’s 15....

-Darryl Sutter, head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, post-practice today.  There is more to this quote and more Kings talk from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider.

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Video- Family First For Darryl Sutter

via Hometown Hockey,

 

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Afternoon Line - Darryl Sutter

“When you’re home for an extended period of time, our building has a problem with giving the home team shots and the other team more shots. It’s a fact. We had a game three or four games ago where [Anze] Kopitar had two quality scoring chances in one shift but he didn’t have a shot on goal [officially] in the game."

“I wish somebody up there .… There’s lots of people that sit up in the press box that don’t have nothing to do. Somebody should actually do that stat because it’s amazing when you do it yourself what the discrepancy is.”

“I can tell you how many scoring chances and how many shots almost right dead on when I walk off the ice. And all I have to do is confirm it when I watch it later."

“I may not know much but I can count.”

-Darryl Sutter, head coach of the Los Angeles Kings.  More from Sutter by Helene Elliott of the LA Times.

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Video- Let’s Review Darryl Sutter’s Post-Game Press Conferences

Last night George posted a story from James Duthie of TSN did on LA Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

Here is the video which goes with it.  Good stuff.

 

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The ‘other’ Darryl Sutter

From TSN's James Duthie...

Darryl Sutter won't stop talking. 

This isn't an oxymoron. Or a dream sequence in another TSN Films skit.  

This is truth. 

On a sunny evening on the boardwalk of Manhattan Beach, California, the coach of two of the last three Stanley Cup champions is sharing his views on, in no particular order:

- Brothers ("I've played on a team my whole life, not from making a team...I was born into a team.")

- Criminal Minds ("I love that show. We've gotten to meet some of the actors and actresses. It's pretty cool.")

- Eliminating the penalty box ("Why not have them sit on the bench and sell the best six seats in the house?")

- Yoga ("I put it in our training twice this year...so that's a big move right there. But no, I'm not doing it.")

And Duthie continues, with Sutter explaining:

That guy you see on TV? The one with the semi-permanent scowl who can do an entire post game new conference in 25 words or less?  This is not that guy. 

"I've always enjoyed talking one-on-one with people," Sutter says. "I just don't like talking after games. We all saw what happened on the ice. I don't have much to add. Most questions you can answer with 'yes, no...maybe.'  So I don't want to go much beyond that."

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Darryl Sutter On ‘Team Bonding’

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

While teams have often viewed road trips early in the schedule as opportunities for players to gain chemistry together – the New York Rangers chose to travel west to Alberta, British Columbia and Las Vegas when expelled from Madison Square Garden last fall due to arena renovations – Darryl Sutter doesn’t necessarily see the benefit of so-called “bonding” excursions.

“I’m not into that, what you hear about go climbing ropes and going to a fort somewhere,” he said. “You do most of your bonding in May and June, quite honest.”

In the past, there have been excursions he has taken with his team, and the “team bonding” experience is still common in today’s game. The San Jose Sharks held a players’ summit in Lake Tahoe during the most recent offseason, and the St. Louis Blues, taking advantage of a generous break in the schedule while on a Western Canadian road trip during the truncated 2012-13 season, spent three days practicing (and enjoying, presumably) Whistler, British Columbia.

The “enjoying” aspect seems to follow such team bonding trips around.

“It was more in the book, when you looked up ‘bonding,’ it was ‘partying,’” Sutter said. “So, when you think about it, we used to go to Banff, Vegas…Whistler. So when you looked up ‘bonding,’ it was also skiing.”

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The Sutter’s Farm

from Bill Plaschke of the LA Times,

The road to the heart of hockey's greatest team is covered in gravel and clouded in dust.

The road is bumpy, barren, stretching out from a town with no stoplights into a vast and desolate countryside blanketed in an interminable silence interrupted by the occasional chirping from a tree or rumbling of a train.

Make a left on Range Road 120, bounce past Township Road 472, continue rattling through holes that shake tires and giant insects that splatter across windshields. Stop in front of a narrow driveway that leads back to a cluster of trees, barns and bales. Make a right turn at a metal sign stuck in a rusted wagon, its wrought-iron letters distinct and startling.

The Sutter's.

Yeah, it's him.

Grass flattens and rocks spit as a car slowly crunches up the driveway and into a parking spot in a ditch. The door is opened into thick air cut by the twang of an accordion, laughter of children and the swatting of mosquitoes.

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Coach Sutter And Coach Vigneault Post-Game

Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider with the full transcript of Darryl Sutter post-game,

On an inclination in 2012 that the team would be capable of winning multiple Cups:

We did it a different way in ’11-12. That’s something that I don’t think could ever happen again if you go back to that because of winning as a road team all the time. This year was totally different. A lot of new players in our lineup. We knew we had to at some point. During the Olympics, I always thought about this, ‘How are we going to beat Chicago? How are we going to beat Chicago?’ Dean got Gaborik. We were able to put some kids in, go from there.

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Alain Vigneault post-game...

 

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Darryl Sutter After Today’s Practice

Q.  Darryl, you guys played so well last game and you don't get the win.  Is the mentality going into this game to show up and play the same way or find another level? 

COACH SUTTER:  Find different ways every game.  I don't think last game will have any bearing on this game, as Game 1 would be on Game 2 or 2 on 3.

Q.  You said earlier in the series that Anze Kopitar never has a bad game.  Has he always been like that for you or has that come as he's gotten older?

COACH SUTTER:  I think he's been a really consistent player.  (pause) Yeah, I would say that (laughter).  Instead of going into it, I'd say that.

Q.  You've dominated in the third period in this series and throughout the playoffs.  How important is a strong start in the first?

COACH SUTTER:  Well, I think domination in third periods is not the right way to look at it.  I mean, there's different reasons that you have good third periods. Maybe you're down.  Maybe you're up.  Maybe you got penalties or power plays.  Lots of different reasons for third periods, the way they are.

Quite honestly, you're probably saying that because of shots for and against, right?  It's pretty much irrelevant.  If you only had one shot and you needed that to score the goal and you did, then you'd take that, so...

It's not just the start.  I mean, what does 'start' mean?  Does that mean shift, period, till the first time out, O zone, neutral zone, D zone, faceoff?  What does it mean?

If you would rather watch than read, you can do so below...
 

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Video- Darryl Sutter After Arriving In LA Today

Darryl Sutter spoke with the media today for almost four minutes...

added 5:05pm, Just to clarify, the Kings arrived in LA early this morning, they flew home after the game last night.

 

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Videos- Sutter And Vigneault Post-Game

First up is coach Sutter in 1:25...

 

 

Below is coach Vigneault in a 6 minute video...

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The Other Side Of Darryl Sutter

from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star,

The email came from a 25-year-old in New York; we’ll call him Brian. He enclosed a picture of his older brother, who we’ll call Henry. Henry is 27, and lives in Chicago. He has Down’s syndrome. In the picture he is looking off to the side but he is smiling, and Darryl Sutter’s arm is around him. Darryl is smiling, too.

Brian wasn’t looking for a story, and Henry doesn’t want to be famous, so their names have been changed. But Brian had just watched Sutter’s press conferences, with that plain Prairie voice and that unimpressed rubber face and the clipped short answers that are becoming famous. Brian saw people calling Sutter rude, or laughing, as if that was the measure of the man.

He knew it wasn’t, because his father once read an article that mentioned Sutter’s third child, Christopher, who has Down’s syndrome. The father read the piece aloud with Henry. Henry wrote Sutter a letter. Sutter was the coach of the San Jose Sharks.

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Video- Darryl Sutter Post-Practice Today

Almost ten minutes of Darryl Sutter...

 

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Video- The Entertainer Darryl Sutter

Before last night's game, Hockey Night in Canada put some background music to Darryl Sutter's quotes.  

Then Scott Oake interview's Sutter before the game.

 

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Videos- Alain Vigneault And Darryl Sutter After Game 3

First up is Alain Vigneault...

 

Followed by Darryl Sutter below...

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Video- Darryl Sutter Post-Practice Today

A two minute video...

 

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Video- Coach Darryl Sutter Today

Coach Sutter answered a few questions from the media today.

 

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Morning Line

(Darryl) Sutter might often come across as a modern Eddie Shore. But he’s thoughtful, well-organized and prepared. He took a franchise that had never won and won, confounding his critics.

-Damien Cox of the Toronto Star where you can read more on Darryl Sutter.

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Video- Darryl Sutter Post-Practice Today

The video is almost 9 minutes in length...

 

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Darryl Sutter On An Off Day

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On whether Game 1 was a “vulnerable game”:
Yep. Obviously with the turnaround, guys are not machines. It was an emotional series against Chicago, and Game 7. You know, you play seven games, you’re actually playing three overtime periods in there, so when you add that in there, you’re close to eight games when it’s all said and done. It was tough, and then we got home in the middle of the night and had the whole media day and had to practice in the afternoon, which is not their normal schedule. Hopefully this’ll recharge us a little bit.

On references by the players that Los Angeles was surprised by New York’s speed:
We’ve talked lots about it, but you still have to engage in it. It’s interesting – the two teams, when you do it, we played each other early in the year and then, I believe, the middle of November, how many changes there have been. So that is an adjustment, too. There was quite a few different players in both lineups last night, and then you go to the next step, and you go to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, and I know with our team, everybody talks because we won the Cup in ’12, but there were a lot of guys playing in their first Stanley Cup Final last night, first game on our team. I believe there was five or six, and that’s a lot. I think that could’ve been an issue early, too.

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This Is Darryl Sutter

from Bill Plaschke of the LA Times,

The face of Hollywood's hockey revolution looks like a closed fist.

The most powerful voice of Tinseltown's growing hockey chorus is an undiscernible mumble.

The biggest name on the Southland's coolest sports powerhouse is one that many people around town still can't correctly pronounce.

It's Darryl Sutter, as in "butter," but doesn't spread quite so sweetly or easily.

The coach of the Kings is the antithesis of the glamour vibe that Los Angeles expects from its sports coaches. He doesn't flow like Doc Rivers. Nobody is calling him anything cutesy like Darryl Hockey. He would consider Pete Carroll's "Always compete" mantra as too wordy. One gets the feeling that if he were ever introduced to Zen, he would make him a healthy scratch for being too soft.

During games Sutter is that squinting, scowling guy behind the bench. After games he is that terse and sometimes surly conductor of painful televised news conferences filled with sarcastic answers, dismissive stares, and awkward silences.

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Video- The Best Of Darryl Sutter

I retweeted this a few minutes ago, but I know many of you don't use Twitter, so here you go...

via a Shnarped tweet..

 

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Darryl Sutter Sets The Tone For The Los Angeles Kings

from Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Register,

The Kings seem to have taken on the personality of their coach, Darryl Sutter. Yes, he has one.

Sutter, a man of few words, can also be defined by a few. Discipline. Preparation. Honesty. Consistency. Work. Work. Work. Sutter is, without contradiction, the most simple and most complex coach in the NHL.

In 2 1/2 years on the job, Sutter has led the Kings to two Stanley Cup Final appearances, and they’re on the doorstep of a second championship in three seasons. The Kings and New York Rangers play Game 1 of the Final on Wednesday night at Staples Center.

“He sets the tone,” General Manager Dean Lombardi said Monday. ''The beauty of Darryl, though, is despite that, he’s fully cognizant that players win. He never loses sight of the fact that he can lead them and set the tone, but they have to execute. I think the players, in the end, really appreciate that.”

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Darryl Sutter In Charge

from Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News,

He talks kind of funny, he acts kind of grumpy and he can burn a hole in you with that steely glare if you have the audacity to ask a silly question.

He kind of looks like that crazy uncle who shows up every Thanksgiving, mumbling something about something no one quite understands, and he comes from a place so foreign to the city he works in you sometimes wonder how the heck he’s adapted to the great metropolis he calls home for nine months out of the year.

But Los Angeles sure loves it some Darryl Sutter.

And man, can this guy coach or what?

The Kings have played 10 playoff series under Sutter and won nine.

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Hawks-Kings Game 7 post-game pressers

The NHL posted the players and coaches' presser transcripts after the Chicago Blackhawks lost Game 7 to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night, but the videos might better convey the tone of their comments.

First, Hawks coach Joel Quenneville took to the podium...

Then Kings coach Darryl Sutter was hilariously awkward as usual, while wearing a suit two sizes too big...

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