Did Pens fans overrate Jordan Staal?
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02-04-2013, 07:43 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Assessing a trade/player less than 10 games in is ridiculous. He has a new system and new teammates to learn. If you switch jobs/companies, even with almost the same role, do you expect to be as productive in the first week as you were in your previous role?
J. Staal is capable of being a 30-goal 70-point second-line center and one of the top penalty killers in the league, with a track record of elevating his game in playoffs. Rate that however you'd like.
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I always thought the Hurricanes overpaid badly to get Staal.(especially considering both Forsberg and Grigorenko were on the board at 8th overall).
Absolutely, especially since he was clearly not going to re-sign in Pittsburgh and they could have just signed him this summer. Had the lockout gone the entire year, Carolina would have given up assets to not get him any earlier.
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