This Foxy Friday is presented by democracy.
First I asked Twitter to nominate candidates. Then I picked a guy who only got one vote and declared him the winner anyway, because he’s from my home state and he plays for my team. Is it Nepotism? No. It’s America.
Brandon Sutter had a good week. He got some goals, some hugs, some wins. He even got confused for his dad, which if you’re a Sutter is a big deal.
As you know, he is also not Jordan Staal. The subject of much weeping into a bag of Fritos during the lockout has become instead one of joy for Penguins fans.
Sutts played the last four seasons with the Hurricanes – including three stints with my hometown AHL Albany River Rats. Brandon, you’re already Foxy Friday, you can stop with the flattering me. (Don’t stop.)
He was traded to Pittsburgh during JStaal’s wedding like a cake with someone inside, waiting to jump out.
So far he has 8 G/5A in 23 games this year. He’s playing primarily third line center, though with Malkin out everyone is everywhere for the Pens. It doesn’t matter. When Brandon ends up alongside Neal, all James has to do is flinch while Sutter buries it:
When he’s on the ice with Crosby, he might not even pass. He might just win the game himself.
How’s that feel, eh?
What else? Brandon is 24 and was born in NY (though he is Canadian) on Valentine’s Day, no less. He’s tall and honestly too skinny, I worry about him getting broken out there.
According to the Tumblr rumor mill, Brandon is also recently engaged. It’s no wonder when you read that he keeps his apartment neat [link] and, well…
This trade has been a win for the Penguins, who’ve been winning a lot of games lately. Sutter looks pretty happy about it too. Here he is answering Twitter questions from Pens fans:
The Pens play the Rangers tomorrow afternoon, the rematch against Chuck’s Bruins on Sunday. Sutter’s 2-goal comeback game will not be forgotten by the Bs. They host the Caps tomorrow.. wait, why am I not in Boston this weekend? How dare Chuck be away on a weekend like this?
I guess it’s better, we don’t want to fight. GO PENS!
Side note: 200 people (okay, 5) voted #TeamGagner because apparently we don’t do enough for the Oilers around here. Duly noted, ladies, duly noted. Sam will get his day. A few other guys got multiple votes and I’ve filed them all away.Tags: brandon sutter, pittburgh pengiuns