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06-02-2012, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Chancellor Vitale View Post
PHX, Calgary, Carolina are my top three trade partners as far as what they can offer to improve our team / deals making both teams better. Deals with MN, TOR, BUF, stand to make the other team better right away and possibly have us taking a step back in the short term.

Remember: In order to maximize the trade value of Staal, if the Pens are unable to sign him to an extension, they will likely grant his agent permission to speak with other teams. That means that Staal is going to effectilvely supply a list of teams he is willing to speak with. Regardless of what teams that we may like (hypothetical) trade proposals from, it's irrelevant if Staal isn't interested in signing an extension there.

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