Stanley Cup

THE COACH: Sullivan’s already in the Pittsburgh pantheon


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Mike Sullivan, family and friends in Nashville. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It was December in Tampa, two days shy of the the one-year anniversary of the Penguins hiring a new coach. Scotty Bowman was holding court in the press box, speaking loud enough for all nearby to hear.

"This guy coaching the Penguins is something special," Bowman said that night. "I mean, you can just see it in how they play. This guy is good."

Six months later, that guy did what Bowman did in 1998 with the Red Wings. He led the Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cup championships. As no one between those two had been able to do.

There are countless guys nicknamed 'Sully' from Boston. There is only one Mike Sullivan.

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