LOS ANGELES -- Everyone wants to talk about the head coach, right?
OK, let's do that.
Let's talk about his underachieving team. And how his team's championship window’s being wasted. And how he needs to take charge of all his elite talent. And how he delegates to his assistants. And how he handles discipline. And his press conferences. And his use of technology, including video reviews. And, of course, any and all drama.
Let's talk about everything related to Mike.
No, I won't take that other route, at least not beyond this opening parable. That's been traveled enough, both here and everywhere else, and it isn't about to subside.
I'd just prefer to discuss what I'm increasingly convinced, now more than ever in covering this West Coast swing, is the absolute best work of Sullivan's already brilliant tenure with the Penguins.