Staal joins his brother in Carolina.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded center J0rdan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes for the 8th pick overall,  Brandon Sutter and Brian Doumolin.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: So much for all the reports claiming the Penguins wouldn’t trade Staal tonight on his wedding night, but it was a move Shero had to make, as Staal wasn’t going to re-sign, having rejected a 10-year, $60 million contract, and it was expected the only team he would sign with next summer as a UFA was the Hurricanes.  Sutter will be a good, third line center for the Penguins, allowing them to stick with Sidney Crosby as their first line center and Evgeni Malkin as their second line center. It also frees up considerable cap space, which could – as TSN’s Pierre McGuire suggested – put them into the market for New Jersey’s Zach Parise if he becomes available as a UFA.

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5 Responses to Penguins Trade Staal to Hurricanes.

  1. JJB says:

    Great deal for both sides IMO, even if the ‘Canes could have just waited a year.

  2. Bruce says:

    At least it went down quick. Else where it looks like Howson is holding Nash hostage.

  3. SmielmaN says:

    Bad trade for Pitts IMO. Should have acquired someone’s rights first before dealing away your cap hits. Might backfire.

  4. JJB says:

    Don’t see how grabbing up a solid young high end 3rd line center and two solid defensive prospects (one who is ready for the NHL) for a guy who was walking via UFA in a year is a bad thing?

  5. Jrd18 says:

    I guess Eric and Jordan don’t like mark? Lol

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