BAD thread title.... So far the only news we have is they've seek permission to talk to him. Not hire him! I know it's just speculation but a terrible thread title! That's just going to cause drama on this board!
Reported already that Lombardi asked him to be the coach he agreed, it's all paper work now.
Well I'll give him in shot... But I'm not thrilled about this at all! I'm not opposed to playing defensive hockey, in fact I think it's a good idea. I just want this supposedly great top 6 and great PMD to generate more the 2 freakin goals! We'll see... I've been wrong before.
Sutter is the type of guy to bench a guy if he isn't playing well, something Murray didn't do much...well, too Ethan Moreau last week.
How is he with tough guys? Will Clifford and Westgarth see ice? Will Matt Greene finally remove those cemented on gloves?
Don't worry Johnny, Sutter loves tough hockey. Had Grimson, Marchment, Kimble, Russell in Chicago. Had Marchment, Thornton, Nolan, McSorley, Stern, Harvey, Nazarov in San Jose. In Calgary he had Oliwa, McCarty, Simon, Montador, Boughner... he likes to have some toughness in his lineup.
I'd rather have someone younger and/or with a Cup, but I'll wait to see how this pans out. Dean is on his last limb so I hope he chose wisely. It is good that Sutter will hold the guys responsible if they're playing like crap or have a crappy attitude. Good luck, Mr. Doughty!