Posted by Dan Shrader on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
And back "home" after being plucked off the scrap heap...
The reality of the the situation is that Chuck Fletcher grabbed another young player who has NHL experience, a pedigree of success, and ultimately need a change of scenery and a place to play a ton of minutes. Your classic low-risk, high-reward transaction, especially considering how cheap his contract is at the NHL and AHL levels.
Considering how janky our top-6 is looking, O'Sullivan brings a willingness to shoot the puck (very accurately btw) which in turn should help out a power play that has a propensity to pass the puck too much as well. He's slated to skate on a line with Matt Cullen and Cal Clutterbuck, so Todd Richards will give him every opportunity to succeed, and one would think that O'Sullivan would relish having (another) chance to prove and establish himself. In theory, he should be one motivated player.
I fully endorse it, and look forward to seeing PO'S in a Wild sweater.