WASHINGTON -- Have the Los Angeles Kings reached the point in their season where their sense of urgency to pick up points turns to desperation?
Kings coach Darryl Sutter says no; some of the Kings players say yes.
"Yeah, we're 50 games in, we're outside of a playoff spot, so desperation is in," forward Justin Williams said.
Sutter, though, refuses to associate urgency with desperation even though the Kings are three points out of a Stanley Cup Playoff spot with 32 games to play. He does not view them as one in the same.
"You have to be careful in pro sports," Sutter said. "Desperation is usually when guys slit their own throats. We'd prefer not to do that. I've never been associated with a team that does that."