Duane Sutter fought some battles before he left the house every morning as a kid. Chances are he’ll have his fight card full this Christmas and the names will be familiar: Brent, Brian, Darryl, Rich and Ron.
Steve Tambellini’s former teammate has been hired by the Oilers to help improve a pro scouting department that lags badly behind the amateur talent scouts.
I’m not certain what to think about this hiring. The guy is clearly qualified, boasting a long resume filled with coaching and scouting stops that mean he’s connected and has had some success along the way.
But, it’s a Sutter. I mean, doesn’t anyone remember the old stories about old man Sutter driving into town in the jalopy to exchange barbs with Walter Gretzky?
It seems….wrong. I’ll tell you what, we’ll forget all about this if he can help bring a Stanley to town.