Mar 30, 2012; Buffalo, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal (11) watches the game from the bench against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Staal Squared, How about Staal To Carolina...

The Carolina Hurricane are now in the DISCUSSION regarding trade talks with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jordan Staal.    And yes, they already have a Staal, but why not 2?

The GM is not saying anything right now, but according to the latest rumor, they are the most recent team that is most likely to acquire Jordan Staal.    This was the official word from Rutherford, the GM of the Carolina Hurricane.

“What we’re working on now is whatever it takes to get a top player, whether it’s a center or a wing,” Rutherford said. “Eric can play the wing. He has played the wing before and played there in the (2010) Olympics (for Team Canada). He has played very well on the wing.”

With Eric on wing, would it not be interesting to have brother Jordan at center to feed him the puck?    Yea, like that’s never happened before.      For Carolina, this is a no brainer.    The problem is, Jordan’s contract is only good through next season and he is due $4.5 million for next season.     They will need to pony up at least 6 to sign him long term.    Now for the other dilemma.    In this particular rumor, there is no speculation on who would be offered up for said brother.
We can speculate, but the source this article came from, did not even speculate. Which is another reason why this is more difficult to buy into.     That said, this is not that outlandish of a possibility.     But I continue to stand by the fact that the Penguins need to keep him.     Unless the Pens are getting a top line defender from the Hurricane, I would not touch this deal on a bet.     Once again, we shall soon see.
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