Jordan Staal traded to Carolina for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin, 8th overall
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06-22-2012, 11:19 PM
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Sutter is going to start getting his offensive chances here, maybe he turns into another Staal and can be a 50-60 point player?
Yeah honestly I can't see that. I'd be surprised if he ever cracked 50-55. I'd be pleasantly surprised, but surprised nonetheless. His only true offensive asset is a strong wrist shot. It's quick and fairly heavy. But outside of that he brings very little. He doesn't have much creativity for a center. For instance, if people though Staal wasn't a strong passer or playmaker, they're in for a rude awakening with Sutter.
Not to say Sutter is a bad player. He's a very effective player that is strong defensively and solid enough offensively to put up between 40-50 points for us. That has a lot of value for a three year contract at 2M each year. But still, expectations should be tempered for his offensive output.
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