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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 the potential of a trickle-down effect Crosby and Malkin can provide in helping Sutter add a little more offense to his own game.
Sutter spoke by teleconference call on Monday, three days after being acquired by Pittsburgh in a trade that sent Jordan Staal to Carolina. Though it took a few days for the shock to wear off, Sutter is excited about the opportunity to join a proven winner.
BEST OF MAXIM
With about 7 minutes left in the first, Brooks Orpik redefined the term FREE CANDY.
Brandon Sutter unwraps a Tootsie Roll Orpik left for him, and he beats MAF on a crap backhand. 1-0.
That is from our recap on October 24, 2009, Brandon Sutter scored his first NHL goal that night:
What seems like a million years later, Brandon Sutter is...
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.
Here's audio from today's media conference call with Brandon Sutter:
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