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05-10-2012, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 10 Min Misconduct View Post
You don't think he may give a little hometown discount to stay on a team he loves?
No. Purely a career thing, not personal. Keith Primeau got to the same place in Detroit a bunch of years ago. Too good to be just a checking center, was never going to supplant Yzerman and Fedorov, so was always going to be one while he was there.

Maybe Staal is willing to pull a Scotty Pippen and accept that role for the rest of his career for a chance at championships. So far he has. But even if that continues, he's not going leave, like $10 million on the table on a 7 year deal to accept a role he's too good for because he likes the city and his buddies.

At least, I wouldn't.

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