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Daily dose of Kings Coach Darryl Sutter

June 09, 2012|By Lisa Dillman
  • Kings coach Darryl Sutter fields questions during a news conference on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Kings coach Darryl Sutter fields questions during a news conference on… (Julie Jacobson / Associated…)

NEWARK, N.J. -- Even Darryl Sutter

's extended family seems to be getting a kick out of his televised media briefings during the Stanley Cup Final between the Kings and Devils.

Nephew Brody Sutter tweeted about the Kings coach the other day: "My uncle Darryl's interviews never cease to amaze me. What a guy. #ShortAndSweet #BeautyAlert"

Brody happens to be the son of Duane Sutter, who won four Stanley Cups playing for the Islanders, and is now working for the Oilers.

Saturday, hours before Game 5 here, it was Informative Darryl. Sutter has an entertaining way of taking a question and often ending up at an unexpected destination. At least for the reporters, not him.

Q: "When you look at the playoffs, does it seem like yesterday the
regular season ended and now we're already in June?"

Sutter said "it goes fast," and mentioned that Saturday was Kings' executive Jack Ferreira's

"I won't say what his age is, but it's sixtysomething," Sutter said, smiling. "Yeah, it does go fast.  Darn right.  Series are two weeks, you're going in those 10- to 14-day blocks.  It does go fast.  You're into the middle of June already.  In Canada, this weekend it’s Farmers Day."

Who knew?

Apparently, it was once a provincial holiday in Alberta, and Sutter got a kick out of explaining its present-day form.

"It's like a big picnic with coolers," he said. "Don't know if you know what that means."


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