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Darryl Sutter doesn’t like hybrid icing

Sep 20, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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Add Kings head coach Darryl Sutter to the list of hockey people who don’t like hybrid icing.

“The [old] rule’s fine,” Sutter said, per LA Kings Insider. “I don’t know why, quite honest, why we…change it. The rule’s fine. I know everybody thinks, they say, ‘Oh, this guy got hurt,’ or ‘this guy got hurt.’ You can count on one hand how many in the last five years. The players are very respectful of the rule now. We keep wanting to put rules in just because somebody wants to say, ‘I made this rule. It was my rule.’ I’m not for that at all.”

The NHL is experimenting with hybrid icing during the preseason, after which the players will vote on whether to keep it for the regular season.

At this point, we’d wager the players will choose to keep the old rule, which should make Sutter — as well as Jason Chimera and Lou Lamoriello — happy.

Though maybe not Jim Rutherford.

  1. swenny19 - Sep 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Ok that picture is hilarious.

    • eggserino - Sep 20, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      Based on that picture, it also appears that he doesn’t particularly like dentures…

      • selldannysell - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:31 PM

        Or hemorrhoids.

    • blomfeld - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      That my friend, is the George S Patton of the NHL !

      • blomfeld - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:02 PM

        *** earlier today here in Vancouver ***

        Eggs & Selldanny: hi asshole, do you know the way to Stanley Park ?

        Blomfeld: reckon I do …

        Eggs & Selldanny: well then, which way is it asshole ?

        Blomfeld: this way … KAPOW ! … KABOOM !! … KAZAM !!!

  2. DonkeyStick - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    ONE player gets injured and people want to change the rule?

  3. blomfeld - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Hear Hear !

    I was previously ‘in favor’ of hybrid icing, however upon reading this article I’m now ‘highly’ opposed to not only the rule itself, but as well to it’s architects and advocates … as a King of yesteryear might have said … “off with their heads, the lot of them!”

  4. hosewater2 - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    This is a really really interesting story. How many of us were sitting around with a cold one wondering if Darryl Sutter liked hybrid icing?

  5. kingsforever - Sep 21, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    The rule is dumb. 3v3 in OT is dumb. Jersey tuck rule is dumb

    The people suggesting these need to get removed from the game

  6. canadianguest - Sep 21, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Hybrid icing was called in the game I watched last night. Seemed to work just fine. Now they need to fix this penalty for puck over the glass delay of game. Just make it a defensive zone faceoff like icing.

    • Anoesis - Sep 21, 2013 at 2:43 AM

      The tight-ass league doesn’t want to spring for a couple extra pucks a game.

  7. Anoesis - Sep 21, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    I like Sutter. Good coach and man of few words, but I disagree with him on this.

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