Found May 01, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Once in a while when I listen to local sports radio I wonder how the hosts survive their job. There was all sorts of stupid talk in Edmonton on Tuesday regarding Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen, Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal, and what the "Russian Factor" means to potential Oiler Nail Yakupov. I'll deal with all three separately. Johansen to Oilers Look, I've spoken about the Oilers perhaps tryi...

Let’s Talk Jordan Staal

via Bob McKenzie tweets, There’s a lot of Jordan Staal talk, where his long-term home is (PIT or elsewhere?). Being a year from UFA means he’s driving the bus. PIT can’t get full market value in trade for J Staal if he’s one and done in the new locale. So Staal ultimately ends up wherever he wants. I wouldn’t be surprised if all three Staal brothers eventually want to...

John Toperzer: Speculating Jordan Staal's Summer of '12

Speculating Jordan Staal's summer of '12 Jordan Staal scored 25 goals and added 25 assists in 62 games for the Penguins in 2011-12. He missed 15 games with a knee injury sustained Jan. 6 after a knee-on-knee hit with former Pen Mike Rupp. Staal also registered 101 hits, ranking seventh among team forwards. His 16.8 shooting percentage led all Penguins. Starting when Montreal’s P...

Is Columbus Blue Jackets G Steve Mason on the way out?

In the thick of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the basement teams that bottomed out long ago are still figuring out their road maps for the future. And for the Columbus Blue Jackets, their road maps consists of several routes, and lots of different avenues. One decision is whether or not to keep moving forward with goaltender Steve Mason, once highly regarded as a perspective...

Should the Edmonton Oilers go after Jordan Staal?

David Staples of the Edmonton Journal recently asked: Should the Edmonton Oilers trade their first overall selection for Jordan Staal?   Having the first overall selection for the third year straight gives the Edmonton Oilers a ton of options. I think adding a player of Jordan Staal's caliber would be a good thing for the Oilers. Staples point out all the reasons why:"...

Who Should Be Traded, Malkin or Staal...Really?

The Pittsburgh Penguins have built a lot of success using the three center model over the last six seasons.  Since Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jordan Staal made their way to Pittsburgh, the Penguins have made six straight playoff appearances including two conference titles and a Stanley Cup.However, not all is well in the Steel City. Pittsburgh has failed to get out of the...

RN Notes: Kreider or Nash; Gaborik Debate; Importance of Faceoffs

Remember the trade deadline? Rick Nash rumors swirled around the Rangers, and there were two very divided camps. One side didn’t want the Rangers to give up anything for him, and the other was willing to give up the farm. Then there were a few people in between, like me, who were O.K. with it [...]

Ian Esplen: 5 Players to Target

Follow me on Twitter for random hockey talk, question and answer sessions, and the odd witty tweet Twitter Buttons Today I would like to look at five players the Canucks should look at and target via trade or free agency between now and the draft. Jordan Staal I've said in the past that Staal would be my biggest priority in the off season if I was the Pens, but if...


Hey let's check out some more awful experiences in applying to be a member of the promotional crew for a hockey team! Today we lose respect for the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. Just a smidge. God damn it. Check out the application here, all interested young folks.It's all going really well until you get to the part where you have to upload a picture.Then there is...

LINK CITY: Best player in the world strikes again, Pens prospects report, Staal speculation begins

  Some good info this past week on the Penguins organizational depth. Rob Rossi on the lack of good forwards. [ trib ] Shero probably cannot commit to abandoning the once-playoff successful “Big Three” formula of centers Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal because there are barely prospects worthy of playing with them, let alone replacing...

John Toperzer: Penguins prospect Harrington alive in OHL playoffs

Penguins prospects still playing at different levels Follow @JohnToperzer !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Really appreciate...
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