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Darryl Sutter: ‘It’s not a big deal’ coaching against his son, Brett

Oct 11, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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It’s already rare given they’re stationed in different conferences, but it’s a father versus son match-up right now between the L.A. Kings and Carolina Hurricanes.

On the Kings bench is head coach Darryl Sutter, while on the ice for the Hurricanes is his 26-year-old son, Brett Sutter.

“I wish we had some time off so I could see him,” Darryl Sutter said, as per the L.A. Times.

“It’s not a big deal coaching against him. We’ve been in locker rooms our whole lives. The only time I’ve coached him, the only time I’ve been on the ice with him is in novice hockey.

“He grew up in the dressing room. He knows what’s going on.”

The son Sutter is originally a draft pick of the Calgary Flames, but is now a member of the Hurricanes organization.

He’s spent the majority of his career in the American Hockey League, but has appeared in all five of Carolina’s games early on in this season.

  1. shamu1the1whale - Oct 11, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    “I wish we had some time off so I could see him,” Darryl Sutter said, as per the L.A. Times.
    Aww, that quote is quite touching. A proud father he must be.

  2. 950003cups - Oct 11, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Darryl would send a goon out after his son if he was lighting his team up.

    • ron05342 - Oct 12, 2013 at 6:30 AM

      Ha ha, still bitter after 16 months, NJ fan?

      You are one funny person. Always make me laugh.

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