Not that he would let it show, but Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was quietly amused on the bench last week in Colorado.
He was trying to carefully manage minutes in the Kings' first game after the Olympic break, particularly in the case of defenseman Drew Doughty and forward Jeff Carter. Doughty and Carter, both of Team Canada, had been on the winning side in the gold-medal game against Sweden on the final day of the Olympics.
Who knows? Their body clocks were probably still somewhere over Nova Scotia by the time they took the ice against the Avalanche.
"He [Doughty] wanted to play more," Sutter said on Sunday...