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Is Darryl Sutter the next coach of the Kings?

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It may not be as whacky as Flames fans initially think. Darryl Sutter is not a bad coach. He took the Flames to their most storied accomplishment in this century. A Stanley Cup final run in 2004. He took a much less talented Blackhawks team than todays version to the Conference Finals in 1994. The problem was he was promoted to a position where he proved to be incompetent, General Manager, but as a coach he likely is on Dean Lombardi's short list. There is a term for this tendency to promote a person until they reach a position where they are incompetent. - The Peter Principle but the egg is really on Ken King not Darryl Sutter here and regressing Darryl Sutter back to a coach may be the best thing for him. Although Sutter, like Murray is a defence first coach, Sutter will certainly bring discpline to the club which may be what hockey players in sunny L.A. need. Sutter is likely up against Randy Carlyle and in L.A. the owners may weigh in to get the final word for Carlyle. For comparison purposes Sutter's NHL coaching record is 409 Wins - 320 L - 101 Ties and 30 OTL on three different NHL teams. Carlyle's record is 273 Wins - 182 L and 61 OTL all with the Ducks,

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