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Are the Kings a team of destiny? Sutter: “What’s destiny?”

May 18, 2012, 12:45 AM EST

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When you become the sixth team to ever start the playoffs 11-1 (as an eighth seed, by the way), it encourages a certain amount of hyperbole. Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter deflected that in an honest and/or ingenious way.

When reporters asked if the Kings are a “team of destiny,” Sutter responded: “What’s destiny?”

So, to review: he claims ignorance of destiny and isn’t Nostradamus. That actually makes a lot of sense, especially since the most important thing is that he knows how to coach a hockey team.

(We might want to pool some money together and get him a dictionary, though.)

  1. blomfeld - May 18, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    What’s Destiny ? …

    it’s that which will be, regardless of whatever “you” or “they” try to do about it … personally however, I think of it as nothing more than justice, or the “balance of nature” if you will …

    GO SUTTER ! … YOU’RE THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. namriverrat69 - May 18, 2012 at 2:27 AM

    It wasn’t too long ago before he was hired that most off of the comments were that he was a bust and would ruin this team. I’m sure this run has them eating crow. Whether they win or lose (which they won’t) he has shown what a top notch coach he is.

    LONG LIVE THE KINGS!!!!!!!

  3. namriverrat69 - May 18, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    One thing is for sure. This team really likes each other. They have ALL bought into the style Sutter is coaching. Whenever they are interviewed you constantly here them complimenting each other over and over. They love playing together and are so fine tuned, playing one game at a time, it is hard to envision them not winning the Lord Stanley’s Cup.

    Terry Murray needs to receive some credit for taking these guys as young players and teaching them the style of defense and game they play. The defense was there but the offense was sputtering so Lombardi with much criticism brought in Sutter. Sutter fine tuned the team, at the trade deadline installed nitro (Jeff Carter) and the Kings have been on a roll buillding to this tremendous crescendo which will reach the loudest pitch in about 3 weeks.

    LONG LIVE THE KINGS!!!!!!!

  4. polegojim - May 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    The Kings look like the #1 seed. Assertive aggressive hungry. This one will be over very quick. I pick them to win the Cup.

    Despite the score… the Coyotes didn’t appear to believed they belonged on the same ice. It’s been LONG time since I’ve seen that tentative… almost apologetic manner of entering the offensive zone. They looked painfully fragile and unsure of each pass and move.

    Tippett can whine all he wants… the Coyotes deserved to lose by every means necessary last night.

  5. comeonnowguys - May 18, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    The Cup is his DENSITY!

    … I mean Destiny!

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