Weeks of rumors, gossip and speculation about his future will officially end Friday when the Kings announce a contract extension for Coach Darryl Sutter.
Sutter and the Kings agreed to terms on a new deal Thursday, according to individuals familiar with the situation. Specific financial details were not immediately available but the contract is said to be in excess of what Todd McLellan received from the Edmonton Oilers and less than what Mike Babcock got from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
McLellan is reported to be making $3 million per season. Babcock, the NHL's highest-paid coach, last year signed an eight-year deal worth $50 million.
Those deals essentially triggered a...