netwolf wrote:Take this with a grain of salt, but I heard Sullivan, for whatever reason, wanted a 2 year deal to stay here. Pens weren't willing to oblige, thanked him for last season, and told him to start looking elsewhere.
So he takes a one year deal in PHX instead. Idk, maybe but I don't buy it.
Not just saying this because he had an HT, I actually kicked up some fuss on this back in the summer. I'd dig up my post for proof but I'm posting via mobile. But Shero really should have brought him back, there was no downside at all. At the time people thought he was allowed to walk because we had better options lined up, like Parise or Doan, or somebody. Had we known then that Shero would let Sullivan walk with no legitimate top six replacement, people would have been like, WTF.
Now look. We have a huge hole in the top six, praying Tangradi works out, talking about rushing Bennett, or banking on unlikely trade scenarios. Big whiff by Shero. He needed to grab somebody, Sully or otherwise.