IDK man.. he'd have a tough time edging out those two for a top 6 role.
I was more or less being sarcastic. He said Sutter would be #1 on a bottom feeder, which to me he was insinuating that Toronto was a bottom feeder. I was pointing out that Edmontons been last the past 2 years and that by his logic, Sutter would be the #1 centreman on the Oilers.
This article from 2 days ago should answer your question about what it would take.Hurricanes General Manger Jim Rutherford recently identified Sutter, a player who scored a relatively modest 14 goals last season, as a core member of his team along with Eric Staal, Cam Ward and Jeff Skinner.
“Those are four guys that you can build around and ultimately have a chance to win the cup again,” he said.
“Brandon Sutter quietly does an exceptional job in this league,” said Rutherford. “He gets very little power-play time, kills penalties, plays against the other team’s top line and, as we know, is a very young player. What I’d like to do is sign him to a long-term contract.”
“From my perspective it will be an easy process,” said Sutter.
According to Rutherford, Sutter’s new contract could be similar in length to deals of seven and six years recently signed by Staal and Ward, respectively.