Thread: Speculation: Jordan Staal V
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05-27-2012, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
Bolland is a significant step down from Staal and Saad isn't the calibre of prospect we'd require to make up the difference.
Because you say so? Care to outline specifically how Bolland is a significant step down from Staal? Not the typical mantra of what Staal brings but an actual comparison between the two.

I'd also love to hear how many times you actually have seen Saad play.

Originally Posted by KIRK View Post
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.
It's also quite likely to be on an escalating contract. That way if Staal doesn't produce as anticipated the risk of overpayment is lessened and it buys time for the Crosby and Malkin deals. I could see an escalation starting at $5M and moving to over $6M in year 2 or 3.

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