What Will Sutter Say? LA coach talks Kings-Ducks rivalry

We already have a few articles up previewing tonight’s Kings-Ducks game – the first of four times they’ll play this season, including twice this month.

For starters, to see what Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter had to say about four of the Anaheim players during a session of Word Association, click here.

You can also get a full audio preview on today’s MayorsManor Live Radio show, where we were joined by Josh Brewster of Duck Calls. Click here to listen, we cover a myriad of topics to get you primed and ready to go.

Now, in our latest edition of ‘What Will Sutter Say?’ we check in once again with Kings coach Darryl Sutter. He’s been part of many great rivalries in his time as a player with the Chicago Blackhawks and as coach of the Calgary Flames.  So, let’s talk Kings-Ducks.

In typical Sutter fashion, he puts his own spin on things.

“There’s only a rivalry if both teams are fighting for the same spot,” explained the coach. “You know, one team had a tough year last year (Anaheim) and one team’s trying to make the playoffs. I’m not into that rivalry stuff unless they’re two top teams that are vying for a spot. They tried to put that in the Edmonton-Calgary games – well, Calgary’s captain lived in Edmonton and Edmonton’s captain lived in Calgary. I don’t think there was a rivalry. I figure they all golfed together. So you figure this rivalry out, see what you make of it off the ice.”

When we noted that several players from both teams trained together during the lockout, Sutter quickly fired back…

“Well that should make for a good rivalry,” he said, somewhat sarcastically. “The game has changed.”

If you’re scoring along at home, that would be Old School 1, New School 0.

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