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Sutter talks more about recent Penner remark than Torts does in entire Q&A

May 16, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT


It has already been well established at this point that Rangers coach John Tortorella has become a man of few words. Feel free to insert your own theory as to why that is, but it’s worth noting that a coach can be simultaneously successful and somewhat talkative.

Enter Kings coach Darryl Sutter, a man capable of addressing media questions in moderate detail and still lead his team to victory after victory.

Sutter was asked Wednesday if he agrees with Dustin Penner’s recent remark that the Kings still haven’t played their best game.

“You know, it’s always the best thing about being a player, is if you can say that and you honestly believe that, then that’s a good thing,” Sutter said. “Sometimes it’s talked about, and that’s not the case, where they can actually go to another level.

“I think as a group, clearly, I said it last night, I know everybody thinks that I’m not answering properly sometimes, but we were better in Game 1 than we were in Game 2.”

For those keeping score at home, that was a 78-word answer, which trumps Tortorella’s entire Wednesday press conference by 31 words.

I humbly submit to you that Sutter’s press conference might be more engaging than the ones Tortorella has conducted recently.

  1. taytay099 - May 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Too bad Sutter is only capable of a monotone.

  2. blomfeld - May 17, 2012 at 12:48 AM


    Another excellent article by Dadoun. Even if I wasn’t a Kings fan, I’d still always find myself smiling every time the King’s coach speaks ! Darryl Sutter has a terrific “charm and charisma” for which words are not required, because it’s genuine and real. Torts on the other hand has a bit of that too, though it’s not to the same level .. much of what he’s doing is “schtick” which is funny no doubt, however it’s not the same as the “real” deal …

    GO SUTTER ! … YOUR FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

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