Sad news for Predators fans today as Josh Cooper of the Tennessean reported that the Predators will not be re-signing Steve Sullivan this coming season. Although most fans are not surprised by this news, it is still a heartbreaking reality. Sully has been a crowd favorite since day one, back on February 16th, 2004 when the Preds acquired him from the Chicago Blackhawks.
Sully was quoted as saying that he has no hard feelings against the Preds and that he looks forward to his future endeavors. Although it is almost certain Sullivan may retire, there is a chance he may get picked up by another team. Sully was also quoted saying that he would like to continue to play, where ever that may be.
Steve Sullivan is a class act both on and off the ice and he will be sorely missed this coming season. No matter where Sully ends up this coming season, wether it be on the sidelines or wearing another jersey, whenever he comes back into Bridgestone Arena, he will definitely be welcomed back with a standing ovation.