Darryl Sutter (born August 19, 1958 in Viking, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player turned coach. He has 5 hockey brothers, Duane, Brent, twins Ron and Rich and Brian.
Darryl Sutter in Calgary: another challenge for the Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens’s trip to the west of the country will be a challenge in itself. It will be spiced up, however, by the arrival of Darryl Sutter in Calgary, as the new head coach leads the Flames’ first game against the Habs on Thursday.
Sutter, who will be at the helm of the Alberta club for the second time, was appointed to his post on Friday after Geoff Ward was fired. He could join the team on Monday.
The presence of the two-time Stanley Cup champion should motivate the troops, who are 3-6-2 in their last 11 outings.
“He demands success,” said Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin, after a 4-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night. Everywhere he went he won. It’s something we can’t wait to see in the locker room. He’s going to demand a lot from us. I can’t wait to see what he brings and what he expects from us. I think it will be good for our team. ”
The change of coach will certainly bring a good dose of emotion and energy to the Flames, who are struggling to secure victories despite good efforts recently.
“It hurts,” agreed captain Mark Giordano. We know how important these points are. In the third [against the Senators], we had a good push, but we have to find a way to get the two points. This is the main thing now. ”
This ability to close the books will indeed be essential as all the teams in the North section have shown that they can beat any club on any given night.
“It’s a tough section,” said Hanifin. There will be a lot of close games in the third period. We have to be comfortable making games and playing the right way from start to finish. ”
Sutter will have three days to prepare his team for the Habs as they won’t be in any games until then. The Canadian must face the Canucks twice in Vancouver with this meeting.