Thread: Proposal: All Things Jordan Staal
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06-17-2012, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by sba View Post
Besides, merits of each player aside, they're trading Staal because they can't afford to keep him, Pominville is a non-starter for them because of his cap hit.

They're going to want young guys with manageable cap hits that they can get a few years out of. Taking Pominville adds cap money to that team.
I doubt the Pens move him just because of cap reasons. If they trade Staal, it's because he's sick of being stuck behind Malkin and Crosby, never getting big offensive minutes. If Staal likes that set-up, he'll sign there for less $ than he could get elsewhere. If he doesn't, there's nothing the Pens can do about it other than try to trade him for something rather than letting him walk for free.

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