Penguins head coach makes a controversial statement about Jeff Petry

Published October 17, 2022 at 5:48 PM
BY JEFF DROUIN

In a press conference in the last few hours and in anticipation of tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan made a statement about Jeff Petry that was very meaningful.

Mike Sullivan on Jeff Petry: "What we learned from him is that he's an elite player." - Reported by Renaud Lavoie

You can guess that following this, let's say, bold comment, fans were numerous to speak out on social networks.

The least we can say is that it caused a huge reaction and that fans don't seem to agree at all with Sullivan as well as his controversial interpretation of an elite defenseman.


Kris Letang is an elite defenseman. Cale Makar is an elite defenseman. Victor Hedman is an elite defenseman. Roman Josi is an elite defenseman. You can probably say that Miro Heiskanen is an elite defenseman, as is Adam Fox.

But is Jeff Petry an elite defenseman? You be the judge.

It's hard to say if this was planned, or not, but with this statement, Mike Sullivan really set the web on fire today.

Speaking of Petry, he confided that his family did not make the trip to Montreal:


He added that he went to dinner with CH players:


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