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06-11-2012, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
Shero can't trade him to places he doesn't want to sign because teams aren't going to give us nearly as much for Staal if they don't have the chance to talk to him about signing before making the trade. I think 5.5ish is as low as he goes. I figure 5.5-6 if he signs here. I don't see him going below that. I don't see us going above that.
Even at that price, he really has to switch to the wing position, and be given better PP time. Otherwise the best wingers Crosby/Malkin will get is going to be Kunitz and Neal.

Kinda of makes you wonder how he would have turned out had Talbot been able to hold down the 3rd C job years ago, and if that meant that Staal would have stayed on the wing instead of slotting behind Crosby and Malkin.

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