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Steve Sullivan was brought into Pittsburgh in order to score some goals, but more importantly, to be the veteran leader for a team that is still very young. The regular season is a long and arduous journey, and throughout the bumps in the road, a leader needs to right the ship. Mark Recchi did this for the Bruins last year, and Bill Guerin was that man for the Penguins back in 2009.
With Crosby out, it will be Sullivan's job to keep the Penguins' focus on the game. It also wouldn't hurt if he put some pucks in the net.
It will be nice if Matt Cooke stayed disciplined because he really is a very valuable player for the Penguins and could provide a spark to the team. He's a first-class agitator and grinder. It will be his job to make this line tough to play against.
As for Mark Letestu, it was fantastic to see him thrive under Dan Bylsma's offense. He scored 14 goals and 13 assists in his first season. Without Crosby, the Penguins can never get enough of secondary scoring, so Letestu will have his hands full.