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07-06-2012, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Ignatius View Post
FWIW, you'll need to put Sully with two guys who can and will forecheck. Outside of his playmaking and PP capacity last season he seemed pretty useless with the Pens. He still has a good shot that he doesn't use anywhere near enough. He was ineffective with Malkin & Neal but did very well in a 3LW (limited minutes) role with Staal, Cooke, or Kennedy. Did play a little bit with Crosby & Dupuis and seemed okay but he needs at least one pure grit/grinder type and another decent forechecker.

He can't replace Whitney but he'll probably limit the downside to no longer having Ray.
Actually that sounds positive. He is expected to play on the Hanzal, Vrbata line which is exactly what you discribed. And, IMO, he will adequately replace Whitney on the ice and revitalize his career...

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