Jordan Staal traded to Carolina for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin, 8th overall
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06-23-2012, 01:08 AM
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Lots that can be said and analyzed here, but I am going to make it really simple...
With Staal gone now, this team will be built around Crosby and Malkin, which is what I have felt was the best thing for this org for quite some time.
If we see these two generational talents playing with coal miners now, Shero has failed at his job IMHO.
We tried the 3C model and it came to a point where you knew it was no longer going to work. I bet we'll look back at this in 2-3 years and say Staal did us a favor. Mark this post.
Staal set things in motion that will reshape the team heavily.
We just gained $4M in cap space with the Staal/Sutter swap in 2013-14. $4M more with Michalek gone. With Paul Martin next, it clears out $13M/year over the long term.
Enough for a true 1st line forward (Ryan, Parise, Nash), and raises for Malkin, Crosby, and Letang when the time comes.
Also, with the depth of defense, I can see us developing and shipping out for another amazing top 6 down the road (depending on the situation).
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