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Mike Sullivan: 2 Years with the Pens, Part 2

The Sports Daily > The Pensblog Mike Sullivan: 2 Years with the Pens, Part 2 Monday evening, on the 2nd anniversary of Mike Johnston’s firing and the hiring of 47-year old Michael Barry Sullivan, we looked at the traits that made Sullivan the most suitable coach for the Penguins over the past two years. Today, we’ll look at numbers from Sullivan’s time in Pittsburgh, but first, here are two still-frames of Sullivan’s office at PPG Paints Arena originally shown during an In the Room episode from 2016-17, that illustrate a lot about Sullivan’s philosophy in a few brief words. If you can’t...

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Mike Sullivan: 2 Years with the Pens, Part 1

The Sports Daily > The Pensblog Mike Sullivan: 2 Years with the Pens, Part 1 “Ghost of the Future, I fear you more than any spectre I have seen.” – Ebenezer Scrooge What Scrooge said in A Christmas Carol was echoed by GM Jim Rutherford 172 years later. After the first 28 games (one-third) of 2015-16, Pittsburgh was out of the playoff picture, despite the addition of Phil Kessel to the talented roster. The situation looked alarmingly like the previous season when Pittsburgh eked out a wild card spot at the end of 2014-15 but were eliminated in the first...

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