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12-05-2011, 12:09 PM
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Patrick O'Sullivan Waived by Coyotes

This is turning into one of the saddest stories in hockey today. If you look at his career stats, they are actually not that bad. He is now at .5 points per game, but so is Blake Comeau... I dunno.

$625k cap hit and then a UFA at the end of this year, pro-rated and he is practically free. He is a left winger too and has had success with us before. I know Dean wouldn't do it, but it kind of makes you wish that we give him one last shot. We don't have the room on the top 6 though which means he will just be in Murray's doghouse the whole season though. Very sad state of affairs.

When he was sent to the AHL last year he put up very healthy numbers (19 goals, 48 points, in 36 games). He is just a top 6 guy or bust. The last time he was successful was when he played on our top 6, ever since then he has dropped to bottom 6 duties and has failed.

He still has shootout ability. He was the Yotes' first shooter:


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No big surprise.

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just another can't-miss young prospect completing his tour.

Hope he saved his money / invested wisely.


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Poor guy. Just rewatched his highlights as a King. Forgot how good he was.

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12-05-2011, 12:34 PM
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Poor guy. Just rewatched his highlights as a King. Forgot how good he was.
I think he is still the same player we traded. He has a sparkling history of health. He performs on command at the AHL as a first line winger, but when he gets to the NHL he just can't handle playing a gritty bottom 6 game and can't seem to earn his way back to playing in a productive role. Yotes fans tell me that he didn't play on their top 6, but he did receive powerplay time, though the Yotes powerplay is 29th in the league. The Wild and the Canes both had him in their bottom 6 and when he played top 6 minutes with Edmonton they were the worst team in hockey.

If I were Dean, I would claim him. At the very least, I would put him in Manchester, he is above a PPG player in the AHL and Manchester is struggling offensively. Kozun has taken a step back, Vey is performing alright, but at a rookie pace, and Nolan is tied for the scoring lead... They could use a boost.


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Telos you're missing the point, he's a headcase.

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the hold out was the beginning of the end.

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No thank you. How many teams has he been on in the last 12 months? He just can't mentally handle the NHL. Nothing is going to help that. Sure, he may have some skill, but getting waived a ton of times doesn't help ones confidence. He maybe great in the AHL, but so was Rosa.

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He should just sign with the KHL and be done wth it.

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Career AHL'er at this point unless he learns how to be a role player.

I really hope O'Sullivan can put it back together some how. The guy has the talent to be an NHL player.

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Have to remember how waivers work. If LA picks him up he has to be on pro roster for 30 days. After that if LA puts him on waivers Phoenix gets the first claim. The Odds the he'd end up in Manchester is slim to none on waivers.

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Maybe Patrick should look to a sports mentor-type for guidance
and advice, like Jerry Sandusky, perhaps?

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Maybe Patrick should look to a sports mentor-type for guidance
and advice, like Jerry Sandusky, perhaps?
I hear he's really good in the locker room.

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Has this been verified? The only mention of this I can find online is a Bob Mackenzie tweet link

Edit: ... and assuming that it is true, was he being waived to be sent to the AHL or for his outright release?

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Okay for the of me someone want to help me out on the damn youtube links. All i keep getting is a white box. (Help me i'm stooopid)


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Unless Sully plays on top 2 lines, he's pretty much useless. The guy's got great offensive skills but he obviously has some issues.

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Okay for the of me someone want to help me out on the damn youtube links. All i keep getting is a white box. (Help me i'm stooopid)
Just need that tag on the end "31g0YE61PLQ"

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Edit: ... and assuming that it is true, was he being waived to be sent to the AHL or for his outright release?
Does that matter? The point is he's being waived to get him off the NHL roster. So for all his supposed mad skill and talent, he's NOT an NHL player. Not sure why some people here still want to claim him. Geez.

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Maybe Patrick should look to a sports mentor-type for guidance
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Was this really needed? IMO, it's not something to joke about, especially about a guy like Sully who has been abused before.

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Was this really needed? IMO, it's not something to joke about, especially about a guy like Sully who has been abused before.
Yeah...some people here are just as crass and classless as Sandusky himself. Joke or not.

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O'Sullivan is like an ex-girlfriend you broke up with a few years ago. Looking back, you find yourself sometimes remembering the goods times, while overlooking the reasons you split. Caught in that moment, you forget that the good times were actually few and far between, and the rest was pretty much pure misery, especially the end.

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Does that matter? The point is he's being waived to get him off the NHL roster. So for all his supposed mad skill and talent, he's NOT an NHL player. Not sure why some people here still want to claim him. Geez.
It does matter. There is a big difference if Phoenix is giving up on him entirely and releasing him vs sending him to the AHL where he could at least work on his deficiencies. He's not so old that it's unlikely that he'll ever come around.

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Had terrific chemistry w/Kopitar...just saying. No clue what led to his demise after his holdout/trade.

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I think Sully would be at his happiest here with the kings.

Maybe the dux could pick him up and have him play with Perry and Getz.

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Just need that tag on the end "31g0YE61PLQ"
Thanks. You're a peach lol

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