What a great find this guy was. He reminds me alot of Johnny Cullen in that he came out of nowhere in the Pens system, got a chance, and never relinquished it. He is such a smart player and is really nifty with the puck. Cullen was the same type of player. He didn't have the physical talent to wow people, but he was always in the right place and did everything right.
I've been a fan of Letestu since 07-08, and he showed way more in WBS than Janne "Stats" Pesonen in 08-09 when he got going.
I just curious to see if Letestu starts to stickhandle a bit more as he gets more comfortable at this level. He has some dangles, he made more than a few AHL defensemen look really silly. I want to see if it translates to the NHL.
He's played on the wing before . . . did a little with Malkin last year. Like the thought of Letestu-Staal-Malkin a lot.
As I wrote in the GDT, I haven't been a big fan of Malkin's adjustment to wing. But, once the other two forwards were Letestu and Comrie, Malkin was in game 6 SCF defensive rover mode. Take out Comrie, put in Staal . . . I'll hate to play against that line.