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07-07-2012, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Eyes of Orpik View Post
Not worked up about it, just saying that the Pens didn't refuse to trade with the Caps because they're a rival. To my understanding, the only possible deal Shero had from a GM was Rutherford. Toronto inquired about Staal and Shero told him the same thing he told McPhee and I don't think Shero was going to trade him to the Rangers, either. Carolina was the only other team for Jordan if it wasn't Pittsburgh.
That's not correct. Staal was shopped to both Sather and Burke, who have both commented on record that there were negotiations. McPhee's the only guy out there saying he was told Staal was unavailable during the time he was available.

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