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It's not quite like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all getting together for a so-called "summit" to decide that they, all unrestricted free agents in the same year, wanted to play together in Miami.
But the concept is somewhat similar when Jordan Staal rejected a 10-year contract offer from the Pittsburgh Penguins last week because, in part, it meant the chance that he would one day play alongside his oldest brother Eric, the Carolina Hurricanes' captain, would, in his words, "dwindle a lot."
Jordan Staal's decision also does not differ so much from what Carmelo Anthony did in 2010-11 except, perhaps, in tact and tactics. Anthony had a singular and immediate destination in mind the New York Knicks and made it happen.
It's happened in hockey before. Scott Niedermayer left the New Jersey Devils, where he had won the Stanley Cup three times to play with his brother Rob in Anaheim. (They won the Cup together there in 2007.)
But what is...
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The Pittsburgh Penguins offered Jordan Staal a contract in the 10 year range, according to multiple sources. They had every intention on locking him up and keeping him in Pittsburgh for the rest of his career.
Unfortunately for the Pens, Staal feels quite differently about playing the rest of his career in the Steel City.
According to his agent, Staal has rejected the...
June 22, 2012 will be a day that NHL player Jordan Staal will never forget. Not only did he get married, but he was also traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Carolina Hurricanes, where his older brother Eric plays. Staal has been a third line center with the Penguins for the past few seasons mainly because of the presence of Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby in the lineup...
The Hurricanes traded for Jordan Staal during the 2012 NHL draft, where he will join brother Eric.
Here we are, holding up the tail in regards to the trade. Are we the last blog on the planet to mention it? It sure is possible. I don’t really want to talk about the return. I don’t want to talk about how Jordan Staal was sooooo dreamy. I don’t want to talk about puck [...]
The Carolina Hurricanes have signed new center Jordan Staal to a 10-year contract extension.
The Hurricanes marked the start of the free agency period Sunday by announcing a long-term deal for the star player they acquired from Pittsburgh in a draft-day trade just over a week ago.
Staal will make $6 million per year under the deal, which begins with the 2013-14 season.
The Pittsburgh Penguins said goodbye to one of their Big Three when they traded center Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes during the first round of the NHL draft Friday.
General manager Ray Shero, however, doesn't expect it will take long to find a replacement.
The Penguins acquired young center Brandon Sutter as part of the deal to ship Staal to Carolina. They also sent...
The Pittsburgh Penguins made the biggest noise at the NHL entry draft yesterday trading Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes for Brandon Sutter, the 8th overall pick which they used to draft defenseman Derrick Pouliot and defense prospect Brian Dumoulin.
Essentially this trade comes down to the Penguins trading their 3rd line center Jordan Staal, who wants to be a first or second...
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By Joe Depto (@PensDeptoTFP)
With the Pittsburgh Penguins playing host to the 2012 draft, it surely wasn’t a surprise that they went out of their way to steal the show for themselves.
In one evening, the team traded away one of the franchise’s biggest faces, a substantial member of the team’s blue line, and continued to add to their massive stack of...
The NHL Draft weekend wasn’t quite as dramatic as some experts predicted, but a lot happened. Several teams improved their standing via trades and high draft picks.Other franchises moved into position to make big plays in free agency or the trade market during the weeks ahead. Many teams were looking to upgrade and here are some that clearly succeeded: Pittsburgh Penguins: When...
By Ryan Holmer (@RyanHolmerNHL)
Day one is completed, and the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft was interesting to say the least.
Several trades highlighted the evening, as Pittsburgh traded Jordan Staal to Carolina in exchange for Brandon Sutter, the eighth overall selection, and Brian Doumulin. The Washington Capitals acquired Mike Rebeiro for Cody Eakin and the 54th overall...