Jordan Staal and the “Small-Medium-Large” line

The summer prior to the 2012-13 season was an exciting one for Carolina Hurricanes fans. Stuck in mediocrity for years, the Canes made a couple of significant off-season moves that figured to re-shape the team and possibly lead them back to the playoffs. One of them was making a big trade for Jordan Staal at the draft, giving up a top-ten pick, a solid roster player in Brandon Sutter...
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Canes' Eric Staal, Cam Ward not immune from trading block

It’s hard to imagine the Carolina Hurricanes without Eric Staal or Cam Ward. They starred on the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup team. They’ve become fixtures with the franchise. Staal has been the team captain since January 2010. But the Hurricanes now have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs five straight years, and change is on the way. What once was unthinkable – the possibility...
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Staal scores twice as 'Canes beat Flyers 6-5 in SO

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jordan Staal scored twice in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the regular-season finale Sunday.
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Hurricanes fall to Blue Jackets in OT

RALEIGH, N.C. -- It took over 36 minutes for either the Hurricanes or the Blue Jackets to score a goal. And it took Columbus less than three minutes combined to answer both of Carolina's. When the Hurricanes were the first team to scratch late in the second, it seemed like they had all the momentum. But they've seen that movie before this season, and this time, they fell...
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Jordan Staal's impact on linemate's shooting percentage

Jordan Staal came to Raleigh with enormous expectations and in his first 105 games, he has lived up to half of his reputation. When it comes to playing well away from the puck, the Hurricanes don't have many better forwards on their roster, as Jordan is one of the team's best players at driving possession at even strength. He is also used heavily on the penalty kill and is...
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Jordan Staal traded during his wedding

Jordan Staal had an eventful day. The former Penguin found out he was being traded on the same day that he was getting married.

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June 23, 2012  |  1 Comment

Pittsburgh Penguins Should Trade Jordan Staal to Carolina Hurricanes Now

The Pittsburgh Penguins offered Jordan Staal a contract in the 10 year range, according to multiple sources. They had every intention on locking him up and keeping him in Pittsburgh for the rest of his career. Unfortunately for the Pens, Staal feels quite differently about playing the rest of his career in the Steel City. According to his agent, Staal has rejected the...
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Staal rejects 10-year deal

Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal has turned down a 10-year offer to remain with the team, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported, citing sources. The 23-year-old, entering a final year of a four-year $16 million contract, has told team officials he is willing to sign with the Carolina Hurricanes if the team can organize a trade. Staal would become an unrestricted free-agent...
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June 22, 2012  |  1 Comment

Jordan Staal a tempting target for Coyotes

Theres a tantalizing trade rumor making the rounds that will pique Coyotes fans interest. If Pittsburgh cant get center Jordan Staal signed to a contract extension this offseason, he might on the blocks. The reasoning is this: Staal will be an unrestricted free agent after next season, so the Penguins might want to get something for a valuable asset. The Coyotes are one of several...
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June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Jordan Staal rumors and reality

The off-season is always a fun time for hockey bloggers. While nothing compares to the excitement of watching your team in the playoffs, bloggers always have a fun time playing armchair GM and speculating what moves their teams should make in the coming months. Carolina has been a hotspot for rumors and scuttlebutt this off-season and it's mostly because Peter Karmanos has given...
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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

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