Does not have a NTC or NMC. Can move him anywhere they wish.
Now question for you. You are GM of any other team (other than Pens, Canes). How much are you willing to give up knowing he turned down 10 yrs, $60 Million because a year from now, he's going to bolt for Carolina to play with his brother.
I think the best offer the Pens will get comes from the Canes simply because not many (if any) will want to get involved.
if I am the Canes I'd try and work something today around that 8th pick and obviously other considerations (one of those young defenseman)
entertainment is the foundation of sports and the marketing of the Staal brothers would be a great selling point as well as a dynamic on ice presence
I have not put much thought behind a package but thinking out loud- Pittsburgh could draft maybe Faksa at 8 and secure a ready defenseman from the Canes right now.
Which is why tonight they will draft Stefan Matteau
I plead ignorance on the draft, as I do with most years, unless it`s someone from the QMJHL, and the odd CHL game I catch on Sportsnet, I just don`t get to see a ton of kids and....................my player evaluation skills aren`t, shall we say, stellar.
I`m guessing he`s of the same ilk (or at least the Pens hope) as Staal??
A) Don't get the Staals mixed up. Jordan does not have more offensive potential than Bergeron; Eric does.
Bergeron has played 100 more games and has a 23 goal, 130 assist lead over Jordan. Jordan Staal got more ice time than Bergeron and got to play against the weakest players since he was playing behind Malkin and Crosby and still didn't excel as much as his brother or even Bergeron.
B) High cost to trade for him and then pay him. Bruins have more than enough centers in the NHL and AHL and he is, at best, only a lateral move from Krejci.
I would, as I said, happily trade Krejci for Staal. I think that represents an outright upgrade for us. It's not like Staal didn't play a huge role in the Penguins' cup. He's a perfect fit for Boston in many respects. Reform the first line wings with Staal as our second line and give the team to Bergeron until Seguin's ready.