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Darryl Sutter is still peeved at being asked about not sweeping

Jun 7, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT

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Last night after the Kings dropped Game 4 to New Jersey and thus preventing a city-wide Stanley Cup celebration, reporters managed to get under coach Darryl Sutter’s skin asking him if it was disappointing to not sweep the Devils.

During today’s media availability, Sutter wasn’t feeling any more cheery when asked about what he’s looking for out of his team for Game 5.

“That’s why you play series,” Sutter said. “Unfortunately, we have some spoiled people that think that everyone wins 16 in a row or something.  A little confusing to me.”

The Kings have beaten everyone on the way to the finals in either four or five games but are now 1-3 in Game 4 through the postseason. That means they’ve had three times to close out a series at home and failed to do so. Now they’ll just hope their trend of ending things in five games can continue on Saturday night in New Jersey and culminate in hoisting the Stanley Cup.

  1. bob5330 - Jun 7, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    It’s got to be the East Coast Media. I’m sick and tired of their slanted reporting. They still can’t believe that the 2012 Kings are real.

  2. dannymac17 - Jun 7, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    You would figure the Kings weren’t even in the 2012 Stanley Cup from the way some of these guys report.

    It has been more of a “Here’s why the Devils lose” as oppose to “Here’s why the Kings won”.

    It has been like that except for against Phoenix cause the East Coast media didn’t give two craps.

  3. lidstrom5 - Jun 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    East coast west coast no matter the deal the Kings are a small market team and so is the fan base … it also don’t help how many NHL teams are in the state alone .
    That being said if the Kings end up being the real deal and not being a one team wonder like most teams the past few years than im sure the reporters and such might develop clue about the sport in LA.

    • dannymac17 - Jun 7, 2012 at 10:16 PM

      LA is a small market?

      What are you babbling about.

  4. capsfan19 - Jun 7, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Seriously…. I mean the kings only beat the number 1,2,3 seeds…. Quite easily. I think they should give em a little lee-way

  5. blomfeld - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:05 PM


    Friends, this is “Yankee” reporting at it’s absolute worst ! The smarmy, conceited, “money-grubbing” east-coast arrogance is literally “oozing” from my computer here, as I type these words of reason to you. In a way, I suppose that this isn’t surprising at all ? But nonetheless, it’s very disappointing all the same. Here our beloved Kings have stormed to the very pinnacle of victory and yet these “uppity” east-coast pansies have the nerve to call us out ? Come Saturday night friends or the next, the bottom line is that “we” Kings are going to be “taking care of business” and then these idiots can deal with their own flotsam !

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

    *** special video selection for the PHT writers and their east-coast handlers ***

    • kingfooj - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:28 PM

      Elvis has left the building?

  6. florida727 - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Give the Kings their due. They run through the top three seeds in the west, and then get questioned when they don’t sweep the Devils? Makes you wonder what qualifications are required to be a sportswriter these days. Apparently knowledge of the sport being covered didn’t make the list.

    As a Blackhawks fan, I’ve got no dog in the proverbial fight, but I wouldn’t mind seeing the Kings win, especially since it’d be their first Cup in franchise history. Regardless, it’s been a great series to watch, and this is the, hands-down, best spectator sport on the planet.

  7. nyrangersfan - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    I’ve noticed they tend to favor reporting on the Devils as well. It is always about why they lose and what Parise and Kovalchuck are going to do next game. Kovalchuck sucks that’s why you aren’t seeing any action from him. I personally can’t wait for the Kings to beat them tomorrow, and not because i hate the Devils and hawk nose, (from a side view check out Brodeur’s nose. It looks like a bird beak) but because the Kings deserve it with their post season play. As well as the fans of course. And hopefully with this win Maw-tyyyy will retire once and for all.

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