from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,
The Ducks made Darryl Sutter an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Of course, he could have said, “Thanks, but no thanks,” and remained on his family’s farm near the tiny Canadian hamlet of Viking, Alberta, a contented man after winning two Stanley Cup championships in a remarkable three-season span with the Kings.
But something about Dallas Eakins’ coaching style and Bob Murray’s friendship and a chance to forge ahead in a new direction, in a new role, appealed to Sutter. He couldn’t stay away, even if it meant swapping allegiances in a fierce Southern California hockey rivalry.