Long live the Kings
The Stanley Cup barely had the Los Angeles Kings’ fingerprints on it before Darryl Sutter suggested they should start preparing to win it again. “The first thing you think about as a coach, these guys are all young enough, they’ve got to try it again,” the coach said Monday night, mere moments after raising the Cup for the first time himself. That’s just how a pragmatic farmer from Alberta thinks about everything, and Sutter didn’t allow his mental preparations for a sequel to stop him from celebrating this irreplaceable moment with his players. The Kings partied until well after midnight at a restaurant overlooking the Staples Center ice, where Los Angeles completed its 16-4 rampage through the postseason to the franchise’s first NHL title.