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Wild Vets Trending in Opposite Directions

The Minnesota Wild have been enjoying continuous success throughout the 2016-17 season and have not lost back-to-back games since the beginning of December. Their forward and defence corps are both as deep as ever and a multitude of players are breaking through with career seasons. Yes, there are a lot of positives happening in the North Star State but it’s not all roses...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Minnesota Wild: Staal Needs to Pull Out of Second Half Stall

Eric Staal was having a great season climbing back into the top of the NHL elite.  But now the second half of the season has brought a slowdown that Staal will need to work through to keep the Wild’s rise to the top and his own resurgence going strong into the playoffs. The first half […] Minnesota Wild: Staal Needs to Pull Out of Second Half Stall - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck...
Via Gone Puck Wild
11 days ago

Staal enjoying his resurgence in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The offseason frenzy in professional sports that results from free agency can reduce players to commodities, assets to be obtained in order to fill a team's need. The open market has plenty to offer for a player, though, too, and the Minnesota Wild have been the perfect match for Eric Staal. With a team-leading 16 goals at the All-Star break plus 25 assists to...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agency Rumors: Eric Staal Drawing Interest From ‘3 Or 4 Teams’

Eric Staal is one of the better free agent centers available to sign July 1. He’s a tier below Steven Stamkos, of course, but the former Stanley Cup champ still would be a nice addition to a contending team. John Shannon reported Tuesday the amount of teams showing interest in Staal and where his expectations are at. Eric Staal has had interest from 3 or 4 teams. Still hoping...
Via NESN.com
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Sounds like Eric Staal won't return to the Hurricanes

After Eric Staal was traded to the New York Rangers during the 2015-16 season, there was some speculation that the forward could return to the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent over the summer. Those rumors may be put to rest as new reports indicate a reunion won’t be in the works. Canes GM Ron Francis says he has had no contact with Eric Staal, indicating it is extremely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Eric Staal scores one-handed goal with ease

The game comes easy to some hockey players. Eric Staal’s one-handed goal was a prime example of that. One-handed goal! You've gotta see E. Staal's beauty. #PITvsNYRhttps://t.co/sMOSPzGROb — NHL (@NHL) March 28, 2016 The amount of strength and coordination this takes is absolutely unbelievable. The Staal trade was criticized by some, but if you have the ability to add that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NHL Trade Deadline: Eric Staal Deal A Win For Rangers And Hurricanes

The New York Rangers acquired Carolina Hurricanes captain and No. 1 center Eric Staal on Sunday for a package including 2016 and 2017 second-round picks and prospect Aleksi Saarela. The trade is a win for both teams. For the Hurricanes, this surely was a difficult decision despite the impressive return. Staal is one of the five-best players in team history and played a pivotal role...
Via NESN.com
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire Eric Staal in blockbuster trade

In one of the first blockbusters of the trade deadline, the New York Rangers have acquired Eric Staal from the Carolina Hurricanes for two second-round picks in the 2016 and 2017 draft and a Finnish prospect Aleksi Saarela. The price may seem steep for the aging centerman, but it could end up being a savvy move for the Rangers, who may be realizing that their time as a Cup contender...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers look to Hurricanes' Eric Staal for help down the stretch

The New York Rangers have acquired Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal in a trade.In exchange for Staal, the Hurricanes acquired center Aleksi Saarela, who is currently playing in his native Finland, and New York's second-round selections in each of the next two drafts.Staal had spent his entire 12-year career with the Hurricanes and is eligible to become an unrestricted free...
Via Associated Press
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

The Hurricanes are in a pickle ahead of the trade deadline

As the trade deadline approaches, several NHL teams have an important decision to make on whether to buy, sell or stand pat. I say several because for many that decision is easy. Teams like Chicago will surely buy while teams like Toronto and Buffalo will likely sell. But, because of the loser point and general parity, there are more teams in the middle than usual. These teams...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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