Suite-night update, and Sutter’s world tour

First, an update on Saturday’s suite event at Staples Center. All the seats in all five suites have been sold out, but Staples Center’s Larry Abel has arrange for 39 standing-room only tickets to be put on sale for $50 each. To be clear, this entitles the buyer to a spot in one of the suites, as well as one of the barstool-type chairs that are behind the seats, plus access to the pregame puck shot and the postgame skate (you must bring your own skates). Anyone who has been to one of the suite events can tell you that there is plenty of room to stand/walk/sit with comfort. So if you’re interested, don’t hesitate. The link is below, and the offer code is “kingsinsider.’’ suite tickets

As for tonight, the Kings’ three-game swing through Western Canada ends, as does this leg of the Darryl Sutter Re-Introduction Tour. In every road city, a slight variation of the same questions are asked, about Sutter’s arrival and how it has changed the Kings. It’s certainly not the fault of the local reporters. They’re jumping on the most relevant story, and right now for the Kings it’s the arrival of Sutter. The answers, of course, tend to get a bit repetitive as well, but today, Sutter had an interesting answer when asked about whether coaches who hold players “highly accountable’’ still have the players’ ears…

SUTTER: “Players want that more than ever. All these young guys now, their whole lives, to be a hockey player, that’s what they’ve had, is clear direction. That’s all. I think our children need it more than ever, and these guys are our children’s age.’’

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