Kings GM: Coach Darryl Sutter has contract offer to return
LOS ANGELES (AP) Coach Darryl Sutter has an offer to return to the Los Angeles Kings, and the club is waiting to find out whether he will accept it.
General manager Dean Lombardi said Friday that the Kings' offer is ''very fair'' to the two-time Stanley Cup champion coach.
Lombardi says he isn't concerned that Sutter might not return for a sixth season, and he doesn't think money is any issue to Sutter. Instead, Lombardi believes Sutter just wants to make sure the Kings are going in the right direction.
Los Angeles won the title in 2012 and 2014, but missed the playoffs last season. The Kings finished one point out of first place in the Pacific Division this season, but lost to San Jose in the first round of the playoffs.