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Kings Gameday: The NHL according to Darryl

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Hey now, he's an All-Star

"Look at this weird looking turd right here"
"Look at this weird looking turd right here"
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Darryl Sutter was named as the Los Angeles Kings'  representative for the All-Star game or got voted in or something. Darryl has never been one for the spotlight aside from various press conferences and interviews where he says crazy shit, or when he is on the bench during games where he appears to be suffering from a multitude of strokes. But Darryl made an exception to be at the forefront in Columbus. Provided the NHL play by his rules of course.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Darryl Sutter said he took All-Star coaching job only after he confirmed he could bring son Chris. &quot;He&#39;s running the show&quot;</p>&mdash; Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rich_Hammond/status/553687195484028928">January 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Let's be real, Chris Sutter running the NHL would be a huge improvement. The league would be likable at the very least. Though Darryl didn't stop there. He's got a ton of ideas!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sutter also wants to eliminate the penalty box and suggested having penalized players sit on the other team’s bench.</p>&mdash; Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rich_Hammond/status/553641116075966465">January 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The NHL should be all over this idea. Eliminating the penalty box opens up a lot more seating right at ice level, and that is a money waiting to be spent. Second, having a guy sit in a box by himself to think about what he has done is what parents do to teach their kids a lesson. Having to sit with a bunch of people who are talking mad trash on you while you sit there and take it is more like high school.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>1) Referees singing the national anthem. 2) Backup goalies broadcasting the game "because they’re not doing anything."</p>&mdash; Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rich_Hammond/status/553640239143452672">January 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Idea one: Awesome. Except I usually show up late for those or talk through them. Idea two: Goalies are a weird bunch of goofs. Ilya Bryzgalov, Roberto Luongo, Ben Scrivens, Seymon Varlamov. Er, wait. Scratch that last one. They have to be better than the clowns at NBC though. Plus, if you take a goalie out midway through a game, he has to take over on the broadcast. Imagine how great that's going to go!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Oh, I forgot. Both teams should do yoga together on the ice, instead of pregame warmups.</p>&mdash; Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rich_Hammond/status/553644190089748480">January 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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They're already out there stretching, Darryl. It's pretty close. Unless he means they should be in yoga attire. Which I'm also on board for. For Alec Martinez reasons.

preview 10/11

No one gives a shit about the Winnipeg Jets.

Prediction: Kings lose and no one gives a shit.