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Minnesota Wild: Can Staal Center the Top Line?

Expectations for Eric Staal have already been raised high from day one since his signing.  With rumors of him being inserted as the Wild’s top line center those expectations have certainly grown.  The question seems to be right now, after coming off an off year can Staal handle that top line roll? The biggest addition […] Minnesota Wild: Can Staal Center the Top Line? - Gone...
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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...
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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...
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June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Three possible destinations for Rick Nash

The New York Rangers may be willing to move star forward Rick Nash reports Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.ca. The 31-year-old had a down season with the Rangers, battling injuries and slumps, scoring just 15 goals in 60 games which was the lowest single-season total of his career. Despite the struggles, Nash is still a dominant goal-scorer and should be coveted on the open market...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Staal a healthy scratch?

Per Brett Cyrgalis, it looks like Eric Staal might be a healthy scratch tomorrow. Staal is not rotating with the top-six, and the bottom-six does not have him in the rotation. This could just be a coy maneuver by Alain Vigneault, however. The top-six are the same, and the bottom-six look like this: Stalberg-Moore-Fast Lindberg-Hayes-Glass […] The post Eric Staal a healthy scratch...
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April 22, 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...
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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...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Fan gives Hurricanes the finger after Eric Staal goal

Looks like there is at least one person who isn’t happy to see the NHL back…well at least not if it means Eric Staal scoring on her team. This lady let Staal know exactly what she thought of him by flipping the bird. [SB Nation] The post Lady gives Eric Staal the finger after his goal vs. Buffalo appeared first on Diehardsport.
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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