Found June 24, 2012 on
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Jordan Staal trade might be yesterday's news by now, but there is still a lot to talk about concerning the aftermath of the deal. I mentioned this in my initial post on the trade, but adding Jordan Staal and subtracting Brandon Sutter not only strengthens the forward corps, it also changes the complete makeup of the team. The Hurricanes now have two centers who they can use in a power vs. power type role, but they lost their key matchup guy in Sutter and are going to need to find a new third line center. While there are a few players like Sutter available in free agency (Paul Gaustad, Jay McClement, etc.) who the Canes can sign, having Jordan Staal on the team allows Kirk Muller to do a lot of different things with his forwards than he could last season.
For the last two or three years, the third line has always been Carolina's matchup line and Sutter's defensive strengths were a large reason for that. Now that Sutter is gone, does this mean the Canes need to find ...
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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 Hurricanes traded for Jordan Staal during the 2012 NHL draft, where he will join brother Eric.
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
So with the rest of the draft weekend going down pretty quietly and Roberto Luongo and Rick Nash staying put (for now), the Canes aggressive move to land Jordan Staal clearly goes down as the blockbuster of the draft.
I am on record from shortly after the trade as generally liking the deal. You can check out the details if you wish.
So after a couple days of let it sink it...
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...
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...
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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...
Ray Shero treated Jordan Staal and Zbynek Michalek like cancer patients last night because both had a wish to leave the Penguins and Shero made it happen, and the Pens fans at CONSOL for the first round of the NHL Draft loved it.
A half hour into the draft, Shero made the biggest move of the night by trading Staal to Carolina for the No. 8 pick, C Brandon Sutter and D Brian Dumoulin...
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...