Thread: Speculation: Jordan Staal V
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05-27-2012, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by StormCast View Post
But he is the 3C in Pittsburgh and $6.5M is a ton of money to pay. The issue always seems to be a top 6 winger for the Pens. Why not deal Staal and use the savings to (or re-package part of what you get) to land a better top 6 wing? Then sign someone like Gaustad to be the 3C checking line forward - he's much better on draws anyway.
You're absolutely right, which is why I said Shero will 'listen' regardless. But, if he doesn't get what he wants, then he'll hold his nose and sign Staal, although being able to sign Staal at 6M versus 6.5M would make a small difference in terms of his willingness to pull the trigger if he gets a deal with the value around where he wants.

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