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05-10-2012, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Zirakzigil View Post
So you give him more powerplay time and start double shifting him with Malkin/Neal and Crosby. Let him grind it out with other teams top players at center and give him a couple shifts a period on the wing for mix things up offensively. Staal has said he wants a bigger role on the team, theres no reason why that cant happen.
I think you just nailed what Ray Shero's sales pitch to him will be in July.

I personally think he stays, but he knows he can get more money and a legit 1st or more likely 2nd line C role somewhere else. The Pens can promise him a different role, but that doesn't mean he'll buy it. He's consistently been stuck behind the other two his whole career. I'm sure he's going to be skeptical that things are going to be different.

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