Being the third-line center for the Penguins wasn’t always easy for Jordan Staal, who realized his game could flourish with additional responsibilities in another organization. Now, Brandon Sutter, also 23, finds himself in the identical situation. And he’s OK with that. Playing on a team with centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin has its perks — going to work every day with arguably the game’s two greatest players isn’t a bad gig — but Sutter realizes that, barring injury, he will never move up the depth chart.
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images