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Brandon Sutter realizes his role as a checking-line center won't be changing with his new team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. He does have reason to believe it's a job that might have become a little easier.
After spending the past four seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes having to defend against Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, Sutter now counts both as teammates.
''I can remember coming into Pittsburgh having to play against Crosby or Malkin, which wasn't always a ton of fun,'' Sutter said on a teleconference call Monday, three days after being acquired by Pittsburgh in a deal that sent Jordan Staal to Carolina. ''I'm looking forward to being on the other side of that now.''
Another benefit in joining the prolific Penguins is the potential of a trickle-down effect Crosby and Malkin can provide in helping Sutter add a little more offense - something he found to be missing in his game Carolina.
''I felt there were times where I...
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Brandon Sutter realizes his role as a checking-line center won't be changing with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He does have reason to believe it's a job that might have become a little easier.
After spending the past four seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes having to defend against Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, Sutter now counts both as teammates. Better still, he noted...
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