RALEIGH, N.C. -- Prepare for another installation of
Only this time it won’t be
Sutter paid him the highest compliment, in terms of Sutter-speak.
"He's a good team guy," Sutter said after the Kings morning skate here on Friday.
The Kings are not expected to feature any lineup changes, and Sutter said defenseman
Unfortunately, because of the schedule, Sutter said he had not yet spoken to his son that morning.
"I wish we had some time off so I could see him," Sutter said. "It's not a big deal coaching against him. We've been in locker rooms our whole lives. The only time I've coached him, the only time I've been on the ice with him is in novice hockey.
"He grew up in the dressing room. He knows what's going on."
Brett would have been under 10 when he was coached by his father. The time that father and son had together was special on the ice. Sutter said it was after he stepped down as Chicago's coach in 1995. That's when he put his family first, returning home to Alberta to help raise his youngster son, Christopher, who was born with Down syndrome.
“Brett’s a good player,” Sutter said. “He’s like Fraze (
Brett, 26, is the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the
"He's made his own career," Sutter said. "He's done it himself. Everybody always talks about -- because of our last name -- all of us boys. We all had to do it differently and do it the hard way. Nobody did it the easy way."