Stable vet I'm fine with - stable vet who will be a massively overpaid 4th liner with Horvat, Pettersson and Gaudette as the top 3 centres I'm not. Granted that means Pettersson and Gaudette have to be better than Sutter is in a couple of years, but given Sutter's play the last couple of years the bar isn't that high. Unfortunately Travis Green was the same player as Sutter in his career, though grittier for sure, so he'll keep playing Sutter as many minutes as he can.SKYO wrote: ↑Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:56 pmDiehard1 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:33 pmDoes anybody still like Sutter? He's a shutdown centre who is average at that role, is one of the worst passers on the team and probably in the league, doesn't play physical at all, 25-35 points average in a season (career high is 34, on pace for less than 30 this year if he played all 82 games).
I will give him credit for a decent shot and being a decent goal scorer.
He's an average NHL player who is paid like a second liner, on a very long term contract that he hasn't played up to at all. Aside from Eriksson and perhaps the upcoming Guddy contract his is the worst on the team. Money isn't a big deal to this team right now given how terrible they are, but if the young guys play up to their potential over the next few years this one could hurt.
Well with Horvat, Pettersson and Gaudette probably taking over the next couple years, Sutter is the stable vet center here, especially when the Sedins decide to retire this year or next.
Sutter will be handy to have as the Canucks transition to their new and improved young center core for the next decade+
I'm fine with Sutter for the next 1-2 years, maybe 3, but after that he'll be nothing but a drain on the cap.