Any news on the contract negotiations with Marc Staal at all? The Rangers have about 5 million in cap space I believe, so are they going to have to move a contract to sign Staal or do they believe they can fit him under the cap? Also, any chance that Staal gets an offer sheet at all? Maybe San Jose tries to overpay for Staal after losing out on Hjalmarsson ?
i'm starting to get really pissed off he hasn't signed yet. He has played only 3 seasons in the NHL, with only his last one being his "breakout" season with 27pts.
Now i know the guy has alot of potential, and plays alot of minutes here, but I can't see why he feels he warrants more than 4-4.5m which is what i believe the NYR offered him. If this guy wants 5+, I just as soon move him. It's getting ridiculous now.
If you truly feel he's 4-4.5 m why would you move a polayer of his caliber and age for a discrepancy of 1 mil?
Come on the over reaction there is too much. If you feel he only warrants 2 mil THEN I'd understand...that you're clueless about hockey.
If he wants 5 mil than his contract needs to go 6 or 7 years to cover some UFA years. I'd have no problem with that. Maybe we'd be able to pull in Jordan to play with him too. Sh** the Sedin's play for what 7 mil each so the Staal's should come at 4-5 mil each.
Personally I think he is asking for about a mil too much but that's why they are still negotiating.