Found June 23, 2012 on
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By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
Brian Burke has an answer as to why the Toronto Maple Leafs weren’t able to acquire Jordan Staal.
“We didn’t have a brother named Staal and that was part of the problem,” the Toronto Maple Leafs GM explained, somehow doing so with a straight face.
It was a quiet draft weekend for the Leafs, other than dealing goalie Jonas Gustavsson to Winnipeg for a conditional 7th round pick next year.
So while teams like the Hurricanes got better, and the Penguins appear to have cleared cap space to make a push for Ryan Suter and/or Zach Parise in free agency, the Maple Leafs stood pat. None of the players they drafted are expected to be in Toronto’s lineup next season.
But Burke had this to say to an anxious and concerned Leafs nation:
“First off, what’s the date today, the 23rd of June?” Burke asked. “We’re not starting for a while, so I’d say it’s a work in progress and we need to do some things. This (draft) is a starting point for the summer; not an ending po
BEST OF MAXIM
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 [...]
Quick thoughts on the big deal...
I like aggressive.
I like trying to win now. The team needs to.
And I like Jordan Staal as a solid 2-way proven NHL center with size.
The dreamer in me hoped that the Canes could put together a big enough package of futures that we could slot Brandon Sutter at the 2nd or 3rd center slot. But to get a player like Jordan Staal, you can...
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...
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...
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...