By Puck • White Cover Magazine •
Yes, the Los Angeles Kings won. Yes, the Stanley Cup champions appear to be back on a track, but who’s to say it’s the track?
Even after Monday’s rather gradual defeat of a limp-di*k Vancouver Canucks side, the Kings still appear to be a distant relative of the confident, swaggervill’d squad that took home the greatest trophy in sports in 2012.
In his second year behind the bench, Darryl Sutter faces his worst enemy. He’s no good at sequels. He’s not one for planning and strategy.
He’s a reactionary super villain. A knee-jerk maestro. He capitalizes on uncertainty and he turns down-on-their-luck hockey teams into champions.
He’s a motivator. He’s a general. He’s a war time consigliere.
But, these are peaceful times. The Los Angeles Kings already have their Cup. Everyone’s looking to them for an encore, but encores aren’t Darryl Sutter’s thing.
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