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Mike Sullivan head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins addressing the media
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Mike Sullivan Gives High Praise To Newest Penguins

Published March 18, 2024 at 10:55
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Penguins Forward Giving Mike Sullivan Some Comparisons To Former Player

Since coming to the Penguins, Michael Bunting has seemingly made an impact on Sullivan. Mike Sullivan was asked about his new forward Bunting and the head coach compared him to Patric Hornqvist.

"He has a semblance of Patric Hornqvist, just his ability to get to the blue paint, make the goalie's life difficult," said Sullivan of Bunting. "He gets a lot of those goals that are blue paint goals, a foot from the net."




Bunting Has Two Goals And A Assist In The Handful Of Games With The Penguins So Far



Bunting has 2 goals so far as a Penguin, scoring his first one at home against the Red Wings Sunday evening. This was the type of goal that Sullivan refers to when comparing his play to Hornqvist.



Bunting Has A Net Front Presence Similar To That Of Patric Hornqvist



That net front presence made Hornqvist a fan favorite in Pittsburgh and it is a style of play that Sully sees Bunting doing for the Pens. This is a very big compliment coming from Sullivan who heavily relied on Hornqvist in tough situations.

"Bunts is a guy that's a little bit like Horny was back in the day where those guys, they thrive and they go there an awful lot. So, certainly, that's going to help our team."

As Read On: Hockey Feed - Mike Sullivan compares Michael Bunting to beloved former Penguin.
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