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Darryl Sutter Sets The Tone For The Los Angeles Kings

06/03/2014 at 12:48pm EDT

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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