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Sutter answers Game 2 questions with a series of his own questions

Jun 3, 2012, 12:22 AM EDT

Sutter Peace Sign

We had a feeling the transcript of L.A. coach Darryl Sutter’s postgame presser was going to be good when Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tweeted “the informality to Darryl Sutter presser was tremendous.”

Sure enough, it was.

After his Kings defeated the Devils 2-1 in overtime of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, Sutter spent a good chunk of his media availability just shooting the breeze, havin’ a rap sesh…and oh yeah, asking reporters what they thought of the game.

Q.  How would you say your team played tonight?

COACH SUTTER:  I thought it was a hell of a battle. What did you think? Were you happy with how our team played tonight?  

Q.  Can you talk a little bit about Jeff Carter, the winning goal.

COACH SUTTER:  Good to see him score, right?

Q.  Can you talk about Doughty’s goal.

COACH SUTTER:  Made a great play. You know what, a 200-foot play, right?  

Now that’s how you conduct a press conference without actually saying anything or offering any intel.

Somewhere, John Tortorella is seething about not coming up with the idea first.

  1. rainyday56 - Jun 3, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    Torts doesn’t give a flying frisbee one way or the other. Thats the one thing that comes through loud and clear at his post games.

    • dougr42 - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM

      except that the way Torts gets so upset and hostile is good evidence that he does care. Otherwise, he’d be all laid-back, nonchalant like Sutter.

  2. gcbean - Jun 3, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    I love everything about coach Sutter’s style. GO KINGS GO!

    • blomfeld - Jun 3, 2012 at 1:49 AM

      translation: what up cuz ?

      gcbean: I’m with ya man ! … Sutter isn’t just great, he’s fun and totally original ! :)

      GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. manchestermiracle - Jun 3, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    I love the way Sutter exposes the lame excuses for questions that “journalists” toss his way. None of those yahoos have a clue about what kind of query might actually elicit an interesting response. How is he supposed to answer questions that a third-grader could pose? Sheesh, and to think those overpaid dopes might actually have college degrees. They serve up generic “can you talk about…” fishing expeditions and Sutter cuts their lines and throws the hook back at them. Hilarious. His team reflects his no-nonsense, not-sitting-around-for-this-crap style. They just go out and get the job done and don’t give a rat’s ass what anyone thinks. And if you can’t ask an intelligent, insightful question about the game then don’t expect much of an answer.

    • blomfeld - Jun 3, 2012 at 1:50 AM

      right on man ! :)

    • danaking - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

      My all-time favorite coach’s reply to such a question was way back about 1969, when Chuck Noll was the new Steelers coach. They’d just gotten whipped by some stupid score like 38-3 and a reporter asked Noll what he thought of how the team played. Noll said, “Weren’t you at the game?”

      I appreciate the job the media has in promoting the game, and especially those who do it well. Some of these guys are just dopes, though.

  4. highlander24 - Jun 3, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    Coach Sutter is a badass!! GO KINGS GO!!

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