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Darryl Sutter's decision to coach Kings changed franchise forever
Darryl Sutter's decision to coach Kings changed franchise forever

As Darryl Sutter tells it he was in the barn on his 3,000-acre farm in Canada, not long after he had finished shoveling manure, when Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi called on a cold Alberta day in December 2011 and offered him the team's coaching job. Did he consider saying no? "Yup," Sutter said Tuesday. "That was the first thing I said." It took him quite a while to change his mind, he said, but he was ultimately swayed by the potential of the team Lombardi had built and then-coach Terry Murray had nurtured with a defense-first philosophy. "I think being convinced that your team had a chance or you could put the team in a position to win a...

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