What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
Oh, Darryl Sutter…we hardly knew ye. Monday was a bittersweet day here at Dubsism world headquarters. I’ve been a Los Angeles Kings fan since I had to hold a soda bottle with two hands, and the vast majority of that near half-century meant a lot of “wait until next year.” The pinnacle of Kings puck before Darryl Sutter strode behind the bench was a 1993 trip to the Stanley Cup Finals under current ESPN Don Cherry-wannabe Barry Melrose.
But it was the pride of Viking, Alberta who took the skating sons of the Southland to hockey’s promised land snagging Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014. That in and of itself immortalizes Sutter in the annals of Kings’ history. The problem is since then, the Kings have seen two of the last three season as very un-regal campaigns missing the play-offs entirely. Cups or not, the NHL is a major sports league; a world by definition run by the dictum of “what have you done for me lately?” I hate to see the guy go…post-game pressers in Los Angeles just got a lot less interesting…but I understand why it had to be.
What went unnoticed during Darryl’s (and it was “Darryl…not “Daril“) run to the top was the fact he was the inspiration for the Kids in the Hall’s “Chicken Lady.”
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