Like I Said, a .500 Coach
Like I’ve always said about Darryl Sutter, for all of his praise and bravado, he’s simply an “average” coach.
16-7-4 looks nice doesn’t it?
The 4 are overtime LOSSES, so in reality the Kings have LOST 11 games.
16-11 isn’t so impressive isn’t it?
27-16-5… or 27-21. What’s so great about 6 games over .500? In baseball, it gets you fired.
Even when the Kings won the cup, Sutter’s record during the regular season?
25-13-11…. or 25-24
Darryl Sutter is an average coach.
Sure he’s motivated the Kings to play a boring defensive system. 3-2 league? BORING.
It’s why I’ve stayed away most of the season. If I actually paid to watch that Calgary abomination, I’d be demanding a refund. It was like watching a Steven Seagal movie. I just can’t motivate myself to drive to Staples to watch this brand of hockey. Playoffs, sure, I’m on the bandwagon. That’s what I have season tickets for. 1-0 games? You bet. 2-1 in double overtime. Of course. But watching this shit during the regular season for hundred of bucks per game? I’d rather have my teeth pulled.
I know, I know. He won the Kings a cup. That’s so 2 years ago. That’s the PAST. “The Notebook” was a hit movie for me. How long ago was THAT?
Joel Quenneville – Chicago – Won the cup twice, right?
52-22-8 or 52-30
36-7-5 or 36-12
Defensively responsible. Scores goals with talented players (155 goals compared to 133 for the Kings, 102 allowed vs 118 for the Kings) –
Darryl Sutter just really isn’t that good.
We’re all jacked because for the first time in decades because the Kings a) won a cup b) made it to the 3rd round in consecutive years.
Boston Bruins – Claude Julien
46-25-11 the year they won the cup, or 46-36. Not great, but better than Sutter.
28-14-6 last season going to the finals, or 28-20. Again, not great, but better than Sutter.
It’s just a matter of time before the players start to tune out Sutter.
Mark Morris isn’t much better in Manchester.
On the flip side to this argument, you could look at Bruce Boudreau whose regular season record is phenomenal and all he has to show for his coaching are 3 1st round exits and 2 2nd round exits.