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A Decision For Darryl Sutter

05/09/2016 at 4:16pm EDT

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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