Thread: Speculation: Jordan Staal V
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05-28-2012, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DoctrSteveBrule View Post
Didn't say he had already started the decline but he'll be 31 next year and at 5.9 mil til 2017, thats not something I would be all that interested in.
Yeah, I agree. I hate to turn down a Patrick Sharp offer because he fills a need for us and is a better offensive player than Staal is or may ever be. The age difference is a killer though. Staal has his best hockey still ahead of him while Sharp has some of his best hockey still ahead of him but a lot of it behind him too. We also have a shot at re-signing Staal for close to Sharp's big cap hit.

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