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Mike Sullivan lets out a laugh during the Penguins' practice Friday. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

"Play hard!"

Mike Sullivan boomed that out Friday afternoon, loud enough to peel paint from the PPG Paints Arena walls, but he might as well have whispered.

Not that he didn't have an impact on the Penguins' practice. It absolutely did. In fact, the pace went from excruciatingly slow to ... painfully slow. A couple players churned it up a bit, a rare crisp pass connected, and Patric Hornqvist whipped a wrister through the five-hole for a goal.

He even raised an arm.

One arm.


It was is if the guy had spent the past week in Cancun.

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