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01-06-2009, 06:22 PM
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Jag68Sid87
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Originally Posted by Pens15 View Post
The worst part is, all it takes is one team to offer Staal too much money. And if we match it, it could suddenly become extremely difficult to trade him.

We'd either have to pay him too much of our precious cap space while he slowly turns into whatever it is he turns into, or else lose him for possibly a very measly compensation package.
Yeah but Shero isn't an idiot. He's not going to let Staal go RFA status, and then match an offer he can't afford. Shero has a solid idea of what he wants to pay Staal, we have to assume. Yeah it's risky to not sign him and have others dictate Staal's market value but I think that is a better scenario than to make a bad trade.

I just hope they can come to a resolution for a while, like a 2-3 year deal. Because this is a terrible time to be making a definitive statement, one way or another, on Staal's future.

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