Thread: Proposal: All Things Jordan Staal
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04-26-2012, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
I think this is crazy talk. Wouldn't get enough TOI to justify the contract? He plays 20 mins/game. He's their top penalty-killer (Malkin and Sid don't play the PK). He can play the wing with Sid or Geno if they're trailing. He can play top competition. He absolutely warrants a deal in that $5.5-$6.25m neighborhood.

If they trade him for any other reason than he's expressed to them he's not willing to re-sign because he doesn't want to be a third banana for his whole career, they're idiots. You can make it work with the cap. Start drafting better (their forward drafting has been horrendous since Staal was drafted #2) and dump some of those cap-killing deals, and they'll be fine.
He warrants it, I just don't think Pittsburgh is going to give it to him. They could put that cap space in other places that would be more of a benefit to them.

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