As long as I've been posting on HFBoards this debate about Stajan has taken place. I don't question whether or not he was a very servicable #2 centremen, but under Sutter's regime he has been a plug. That's what I've gathered anyways.
Stajan's career with Calgary, before Sutter moved him to the bottom six when Conroy retired:
55 GP, 5-29-34.
That's a 50+ point pace over 82 games. Not great for goal-scoring, but he's an excellent faceoff man and good defensively. Assuming he could recapture that scoring pace (for reference, Mike Cammalleri's 82-game pace last year with Calgary was 32-23-55 and everyone on here had him slotted as 1C no problem) then what's the issue with having him as a 1C where his wingers and defensemen would be better than any he had ever played with before?