L.A. Kings' Coach Darryl Sutter Is Hockey's Gregg Popovich

  • Jake O'Donnell

Sutter has the look and sound of your confused next door neighbor, though he’s anything but (unless your neighbor is Darryl Sutter, of course). Hockey Night in Canada, a television program that is usually about American hockey teams battling it out for the Stanley Cup this time of year, took the time to compile some of Sutter’s most brief, puzzled-seeming press conferences.

The Kings coach answers hockey-related questions as if he isn’t the winningest playoff coach in the NHL over the last three seasons, much like Pop, who pretends to have a very simple take on the profession he is currently at the top of. Maybe they should swap places for a night and see if anyone notices. Judging by their short answers, you might not be able to tell from the interviews they give.