Skip to content

Sutter on New Jersey: “Many people say they have the greatest goalie of all-time.”

May 26, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

Darryl Sutter Getty Images

While the Devils get a day off after clinching their spot in the Stanley Cup finals, the Kings were busy practicing in California.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter spoke with reporters after practice and gave his thoughts on facing the Devils in the finals. John Hoven of Mayor’s Manor was there and finds out Sutter has a pretty good grasp on what he’s dealing with in New Jersey.

“They have lots of skill up front, big wingers,” Sutter said. “Many people say they have the greatest goalie of all-time.”

That’s putting it politely as Martin Brodeur has carved out a pretty decent legacy for himself in the NHL with three Stanley Cups and numerous records and individual awards. Brodeur might just be the best guy the Kings get to face through the whole playoffs. Maybe. I guess.

As far as the travel goes considering the cross-country, Sutter says it doesn’t matter since it goes both ways. Sutter does give Hoven a solution to the travel issue.

“You just leave an hour earlier, no problem.”

Why didn’t we think of that first?

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 26, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    I say 1/2 greatest since they put defense around him ! Back in the day the only shots he faced were from the top of the circle along the boards !

  2. sheckyrimshot - May 26, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    when asked what it’s going to take to beat the devils, sutter replied “we’re gonna have to score more goals than them in four out of seven games.”

  3. wgnbrn - May 26, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    I would like to have Sutter come to my work and give a motivational speech.

    • gbditka - May 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

      If you need a motivational speech to get your job done…good luck in life!

  4. namriverrat69 - May 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    A lot of companies hire motivational speakers to come and speak to their employees. I used to work for a large company and each January they would have a company wide event with a famous guest motivational speaker. The worst one I heard was Tommy Lasorda 20 years ago. He had not presentation on how to improve yourself. All he did was tell basebell stories. The best one I heard was the great NFL referee Jim Tunney who presented a plan to improve yourself in specific areas which will help you and the company. For those who say a real man doesn’t need that stuff, we all need a shot in the arm and recharging of our batteries/attitudes toward our jobs from time to time as companies grow.


    • gbditka - May 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      My favorite quote of 2012 “For those who say a real man doesn’t need that stuff, we all need a shot in the arm and recharging of our batteries/attitudes toward our jobs from time to time as companies grow.”

      Words spoken like a true “follower!” You probably voted for Obama as well! If you can’t motivate yourself to excel at your highest abilities, then you don’t control your own destiny!”

      Also must chuckle at “Long Live the Kings” as you sound more like a Queen!

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM

        Does dumbest comment of the week go to gbditka? I’d say so.

      • blomfeld - May 27, 2012 at 1:11 PM

        I concur friend … gbditka’s remarks are both venomous and completely inaccurate …

        LONG LIVE THE KINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        *** just yesterday at a sporting goods store ***

        gbditka: hey buddy, you got any Flyer’s dresses for sale ?

        store clerk: I’m sorry friend, but are you feeling okay ?

        gbditka: listen you idiot, I want a Flyer’s dress and I want it now !

        store clerk: security, we’ve got a “live” one …

        gbditka: no please, wait a minute man !

        security: shut up ! … KAPOW ! … KABOOM ! … KAZAM !

  5. emperorzero - May 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Numbers might not lie, but the problem with saying Brodeur is the “greatest ever,” is that he wasn’t the greatest goalie in the 90s. Brodeur’s name never came up in conversation – it was either Roy or Hasek. Brodeur is clearly one of the greatest all-time, but in my book he’s behind Tretiak, Roy and Hasek.

    • blomfeld - May 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM

      Vladislav Tretiak ? … now we’re talking friend ! :)

      The bottom line however is that anyone from this “Michelin Man” era of goaltending which started back in the mid 90’s, is automatically excluded from any conversation about the greatest ever … and that includes Roy and Hasek, who were themselves both “early” Michelin Men. The greatest goaltender ever is undoubtedly Tretiak in my opinion, though people like Sawchuk, Worsley, Parent, Dryden, Smith and Esposito should also merit consideration …

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kessel (1738)
  2. P. Kane (1285)
  3. P. Datsyuk (1137)
  4. S. Matthias (1099)
  5. M. Giordano (1000)