EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Darryl Sutter often speaks his own language, his sayings dispensed with a unique bluntness that hits home through his farmer's tongue.
Getting him to wax poetic about a player takes patience because his compliments are tossed out like grenades: When they hit the ground it gets everybody's attention. So it was through Sutter-speak that he revealed some explanation of Jeff Carter's fast-drip scoring spree.
SOG: 68 | +/-: -1
"You look at the goals … he scores goals on his off side. It's sort of like Jarome [Iginla] where he scores goals on his off side. He'll go up top, he'll go low. Where you're not just seeing how he shoots it. And then around the net, he just scores where it's natural. He's [shooting] to score, not just [shooting] to shoot.
"I like that -- when you're getting on guys to score on rebounds and all that instead of just another save. He's a hard guy to defend, I think, because it's not that he's perimeter, it's not like he's inside. It's like those guys that they're just going to compete to score. It's not something you've got to learn. It's something [that comes naturally]."