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05-21-2009, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
That's a fine plan so long as you don't overpay for Staal, aren't bothered by the fact that he won't play for four million's worth for a couple of years, can fit this within your cap space, and don't expect Staal to be a #1 center for a while.

I'm down with it except that I don't believe it's possible to get Staal with merely a small overpayment.
well, anyway it all depends on what Pittsburg actually asks. For me, if they'd hypothetically agree to what I proposed before, I would do it. If they'd ask much more than that, then I would forget about it.

As for Staal earning 4 million for the next four seasons, I don't really mind when Pleks will probably be doing about just a mil less pretty soon... so for ONE mil more, for a guy who produced 49 points on a third line with pee-shooters, I'm quite okay with that as his production will probably go up if you put him with guys like Higgins, AKostitsyn, Latendresse or MaxPac.

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