Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 10/30/14

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 23: Brandon Sutter #16 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against of the Philadelphia Flyers on January 23, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Hurricanes 4-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
With the 2012-13 season upon us, it is time to take a lookat an offseason addition that everyone is anxious to see. We would like towelcome Brandon Sutter to the Pittsburgh Penguins as he comes to fill the roleof former-Penguin Jordan Staal. Following the news of Staal rejecting a$60-million, 10-year offer from the Penguins, it was only a matter of timeuntil GM Ray Shero pulled the trigger on a deal. He brought in Sutter from theCarolina Hurricanes along with the #8 overall pick (D – Derrick Pouliot) andtop defensive prospect Brian Dumoulin. On paper, this trade looks like awin-win for both teams. While Staal will be missed in Pittsburgh, Sutter canbring a comparable style of play and should thrive in a familiar role.   Sutter broke into the league during the 2008-09 season,appearing in 50 games and only scoring a single goal (which just happened to beagainst Marc-Andre Fleury). He followed up his rookie season by postingcareer-highs in goals (21), assists (19), and points (40) whil...
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