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  Eric Staal has had a nightmarish start to the 2011-12 NHL season for the Carolina Hurricanes. Staal is an ugly minus 18 rating ranking him 699 in the National Hockey League. - that is dead last - as a result, his production is way down, (19-4-4-8).  Nobody saw this coming at the beginning of the season. Eric Staal is renowned for being consistently great; he is a former 100 point player who averages just under a point per-game. Staal must return to form in order for the Carolina Hurricanes to have any chance at the playoffs for the first time since 2006. the 'Canes are currently sitting in 14th, in the Eastern Conference, (19-6-10-3).Some possible reasons for Eric Staal's struggles: 1. Delivering the hit which resulted in brother Marc's concoction. Marc Staal is set to return to the lineup for the New York Rangers soon. Fantasy owners can expect a spike in Eric Staal's production.2. Eric Staal is missing best friend and former linemate Erik Cole who signed a big ...
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