Pavel Bure wrote:joker10277 wrote:columbia wrote:The PP would not have been nearly as effective without Sullivan bringing the puck into the zone. One could criticize him for being overly cautious after that (passing up shots), but he was one of the best values on the team last year.
The problem with sullivan at this stage is he's a PP specialist, sid needs a better winger at even strength, sullivan is too old, small and weak along the boards to be with sid, and if he can't play top 6 he certainly can't play bottom 6.
I was very satisfied with what we got out of Sullivan this year. It was right about at the high end of what I expected him to do and the game I expected him to play. Would sign again for the same price.
He was good after the first 30 games, but I don't think sid is giving the pens a break on his salary and signing long term, to skate on a line with sully and duper. Plus last season was the healthiest sully's been in about a decade, I wouldn't count on it happening again, if sully comes back it will probably be because the pens missed out on plans a and b. I'd sign Brad Boyes for 2.5-3 and move duper to the left wing boyes on the right and see what you have.