This has definitely been an off year for the Edmonton Oilers hockey club with more expected, but Sutton has shown the physical presence the team expected he would bring when they acquired him in the off-season from the Anaheim Ducks for defenceman Kurtis Foster, who coincidentally has moved on to New Jersey.
If anything, Sutton has possibly been a little too physical, as he has already been suspended for 13 games this season.
I think Sutton’s interest in staying in Edmonton is a positive move and will help the other blueliners with their overall development and maturity. What do you think?
In other Oiler news, former forward Mike Comrie has retired. Comrie, whose father Bill founded the Brick, played last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but never really fully came back after hip surgery. In 2001-02, while with the Oilers he scored a career high 33 goals.