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05-10-2012, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Zirakzigil View Post
He can walk/get traded and possibly be a #1 center somewhere else. But that doesnt mean hes going to go to a good team. This is all going to come down to what Staal wants in his future. If hes only going for money he will get traded and sign some stupid contract in the 6-7mil range on another team and probably not in another cup. If he wants to be on a winning team then he knows hes going to have to take something in the Kesler range. Staal may be good enough to be an elite defensive center capable of putting up 80-100 points a season. Or he could sink on a different team and never do anything the rest of his career.
He won a cup... That is out of the way.

Three years now this team has fell short in the playoffs... So obviously being on the Pens doesn't guarantee him more SCs.

Aside from one year, plenty of other teams not using the big 3 center model have won cups. He knows that and I'm sure his agent is pushing that agenda as well.

If you look at the successful teams over the years, the elite, cup winning teams, they are usually built around a two center model... The Oilers, Pens, Det, Col, Dallas, Det again, Chi, etc

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