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Llewzaher 07-04-2012 10:47 AM

Yotes sign Steve Sullivan
 
as per Lebrun

amjay13 07-04-2012 10:51 AM

A poor man's Ray Whitney, 48 points in 79 games last year with Pittsburgh. About to turn 37 years old.

Blubba Jenkins 07-04-2012 10:58 AM

48 points playing with some of the best centers in the game.

doaner 07-04-2012 11:04 AM

Rt is psychic

IPreferPi 07-04-2012 11:11 AM

If Sullivan can stay healthy and maintain his production from last year, I'll be more than happy with this signing. At the very least, he keeps our PP at mediocre instead of league doormat.

rt 07-04-2012 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blubba Jenkins (Post 52082903)
48 points playing with some of the best centers in the game.

If you count the post season, he had 28pts in his last 28gp.

Whitney sort of fell flat around that same time, iirc.

peterman25 07-04-2012 11:18 AM

Langkow replacement? Not so much a Whitney replacement. They have got to replace those Whitney numbers.

Colt45Blast 07-04-2012 11:19 AM

Finally a nice signing. Sullivan has a big chance doing better than Whitney here in AZ, at least on the PP that is.

rt 07-04-2012 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterman25 (Post 52085167)
Langkow replacement? Not so much a Whitney replacement. They have got to replace those Whitney numbers.

He is a Whitney replacement. They play the same game. Whitney is more effective, Sullivan is younger.

Sceva Sct 07-04-2012 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterman25 (Post 52085167)
Langkow replacement? Not so much a Whitney replacement. They have got to replace those Whitney numbers.

If Sullivan can put up some points and Boedker can keep playing the way he did in the playoffs then covering Wizards points seems pretty doable to me.

Kimahri 07-04-2012 11:24 AM

i remember wanting this guy a long time ago. Not so much anymore. He'll do for now I guess. Better than Huselius I guess.

Redcoyote 07-04-2012 11:27 AM

Are we expecting him to play with hanzal and Vrbata?

Boedker-Vermette-Doan
Sullivan-Hanzal-Vrbata
Torres-Moss-Korpi
Chip-Gordon-Tikhonov

?

Honestly I have no idea who gets that last spot on the fourth line.

Glad to see we are signing someone who can put up some points

Colt45Blast 07-04-2012 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redcoyote (Post 52087347)
Are we expecting him to play with hanzal and Vrbata?

Boedker-Vermette-Doan
Sullivan-Hanzal-Vrbata
Torres-Moss-Korpi
Chip-Gordon-Tikhonov

?

Honestly I have no idea who gets that last spot on the fourth line.

Glad to see we are signing someone who can put up some points

Tiki I don't think will ever play in the NHL again. If somehow GMDM gets either Seti or Heatley from Minny then Korpi goes on the 4th line.

peterman25 07-04-2012 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AP (Post 52089621)
Tiki I don't think will ever play in the NHL again. If somehow GMDM gets either Seti or Heatley from Minny then Korpi goes on the 4th line.

Is Minny letting go of any of their talent with their recent additions? I have a hard time thinking that they do.

rt 07-04-2012 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redcoyote (Post 52087347)
Are we expecting him to play with hanzal and Vrbata?

Boedker-Vermette-Doan
Sullivan-Hanzal-Vrbata
Torres-Moss-Korpi
Chip-Gordon-Tikhonov

?

Honestly I have no idea who gets that last spot on the fourth line.

Glad to see we are signing someone who can put up some points

Maloney said Moss was versatile enough to fill in at center if need be. Translation: We dont see him as a solution to our need at center.

I'd say if we are lucky enough to get Doan, it's more like...

Sullivan-Hanzal-Vrbata
Doan-Vermette-Boedker
Korpikoski-??????-(Brule?)
Torres(Chip?)-Gordon-Moss
Bissonnette(Chip?)

Me? I'd like to move Bissonnette and Schlemko to Toronto for Lombardi or Connolly and Mike Brown. It'd be doing Toronto a favor in giving them the space they need for Luongo and we can fill a couple of holes on our roster.

Colt45Blast 07-04-2012 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterman25 (Post 52091603)
Is Minny letting go of any of their talent with their recent additions? I have a hard time thinking that they do.

Well right now there is talk happening right now on where Minnesota will be cap wise once the contract detaols have been offically released and chances are they are just under or over the cap. If that is the case, Minnesota is going to need to do something in case they need to make any moves come trade deadline day and in the future to keep much of their team in tact as possible.

Gwyddbwyll 07-04-2012 12:48 PM

Sullivan is about as good a realistic replacement as they could have gotten. Im delighted with this, particularly since RT highlighted his PP capabilities and strong finish to the season.

Gwyddbwyll 07-04-2012 12:53 PM

One year $1.85m

Very good value for a top six forward who will hopefully improve our PP.

Sindiggy 07-04-2012 01:02 PM

Thank goodness for this...pickings were getting a little slim and hopefully Sullivan can put up 50pts, that's all we need from him

If we can get a slight upgrade for Langkow, I'd be happy going into the season

The "D" is going to be much improved with the addition of Z and the subtraction of Rozy & Aucoin.

AZcoyotes 07-04-2012 01:23 PM

Still hoping for Sykora/Wellwood.....

Kimahri 07-04-2012 01:25 PM

I guess im the only one who doesn't like this signing. I don't necessarily hate this singing but if he's the guy were gonna rely on to replace whitney's scoring then were in trouble. I think he can help us as a powerplay specialist but im not expecting anything special 5 on 5. He's one of the smallest players in the league that used to use his speed to create offensive chances. Problem is after his back issues started he lost about 2 steps. Ohwell. I was just hoping for someone younger and a little more reliable.

Wile E Coyotes 07-04-2012 01:28 PM

Why hasn't semin signed yet!? Come on dude

GiveAFlyingPuck 07-04-2012 01:34 PM

Will Stone meekly give up his #26 to Sullivan or will the two wrestle for it?

DesertDawg 07-04-2012 01:40 PM

...not a great signing, but a solid signing and very good 1 year contract. The Coyotes are looking better than they did this time last year (as long as they can get Doan back)

Naych_PHX 07-04-2012 01:46 PM

Yeah, this should have been expected and kind of a no brainer. Solid DM move. Nothing to write home about especially, still have lot of work to do. I woulda thought Sullivan could get more than 1.85 somewhere though. Feels like this guy has been around forever, I remember going to Yotes vs Hawks games at the AWA when he was still with Chicago.


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