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07-06-2012, 02:43 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.
Thanks for the input. We're likely to have him slotted in Whitney's spot on the "Prime Line" with Hanzal and Vrbata, but in the off-chance Boedker moves up there instead, the Vermette/Doan line forechecks just as much.

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