Found June 25, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
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, where do I sit n...

Pittsburgh Penguins deal Jordan Staal to Carolina Hurricanes

   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...

Hurricanes, Jordan Staal Begin Conract Negotiations

via Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, “We had our initial conversation last night,” Rutherford said. “Basically it was, ‘We made the trade, we know everybody is happy, now we need to start talking long-term.’ That being agreed on, now the work begins.” Jordan Staal has one year remaining on a contract he had with the Pens that will pay him a $4.5 million salary...

Jordan Staal Traded to the Hurricanes

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 [...]

Matt Karash: Jordan Staal trade - Part 3: Canes math and filling out the roster

First, imagine for a moment that the Canes could spend to the salary cap. WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT ADDING 2-3 more high-end players and trying to decide whether we should bid higher on Parise or Suter. But back to reality, GM Jim Rutherford probably has $3-5M left to spend. I think he has 2 spots to fill – 3rd line center and top 1st or 2nd pairing defenseman. The Jordan...

Self-determination plays a role in free agency

It's not the first time a player has used free agency to his advantage, but Jordan Staal may be the youngest to do so.

Hurricanes sign Staal to 10-year deal

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. General...

Penguins pleased after busy, successful draft

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...

Jordan Staal uses free agency to his advantage

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...

NHL Draft weekend winners

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...

Canucks' General Manage In Control Of Luongo Trade Talks

It has been chanted. He has been used as the scapegoat many times, and it looks like the fans in Vancouver will finally get what they want, well what they want when they are losing at least. Canucks management has been entertaining offers for their All-Star goalie, Roberto Luongo.Many thought Luongo would be traded leading into this year’s Draft. Well, the Draft has come and gone...

Luongo to the Blackhawks rumour has Hawks’ fans distraught.

    Earlier this afternoon, Aaron Portzline, a reputable reporter for the Columbus Blue Jackets tweeted the following:   Now, if it were any of the make believe “sources” a.k.a “Donkey’s” such as the comical @HockeyyInsiderr or @NHLSourcesSay twitter accounts, then one would kibosh this notion of Roberto Luongo to the Chicago Blackhawks immediately. But [...]

Flames Draft Day One Recap: Jankowski And Other Notes

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...

NHL GMs set stage for trades, free agent bidding

Power forward Rick Nash still belongs to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Goaltender Roberto Luongo remains the property of the Vancouver Canucks. Defenseman Keith Yandle is a Phoenix Coyote.The New Jersey Devils still have the negotiating rights to pending unrestricted free agent Zach Parise. Similarly, the Nashville Predators kept the rights to potential UFA Ryan Suter.Will these players...
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