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Thread: Gotta break the rules for big news...the Pens have traded Jordan Staal

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    Gotta break the rules for big news...the Pens have traded Jordan Staal

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/penguin...CRXZ2aOwZ7vLYF

    in return they got another center, Brandon Sutter, who was the 11th overall pick in 2007 and has had decent numbers that past couple years. They also got a defenseman and the #8 draft pick which they used to select an offensive defensemen, Derrick Pouliot.

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    And they got Maatta at #22 and he may be even better than Pouliot.

    Now rumors floating that they want to trade a D man and go after Parise for Sid (They are best friends).

    Staal wanted a bigger role, can't fault him for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Staal wanted a bigger role, can't fault him for that.

    or for wanting to play with his brothers in Carolina.

    the Pens actually got very good value for a guy who wasn't going to sign a long-term extension with us.

    now if we could only do the same type of trade for Mike Wallace...

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    I actually think this is a good topic for the board to discuss.

    I LOVE how the Penguins played this. They made Staal an offer that would make him a rich man for the rest of his life. He turned them down and indicated he wanted to keep his options open. Next step, the Penguins say SEE YA!!!!!!! Guess what, the Penguins got value back.

    Mike Wallace take note. IMO I hope the Steelers do Wallace the exact same way. Make him a decent offer and if he rejects them...SEE YA!!!! It's about the team and managing the cap. It should never be about any single player and where he perceives his value compared to other players. If Wallace indicates he is going to contrary in negotiations then give him "the Staal" and ship him out and we will get value back. We will move on and we will succeed.
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    The Pens now seem to have too many defensemen. I would love to get Zach Parise on the Penguins roster. Paul Martin would be a great one to trade back to the Devils if they would take him.

    I wouldn't want to trade Orpik, Letang, Michalek, or Despres though. The rest can be trade bait.

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    parise is a UFA july 1st

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    hahaha yeah I just found that out from Ruthless on the NHL forum....along with the fact that they traded Michalek yesterday too. I thought Parise was in the same situation as Staal with one year left, but this makes it a heck of a lot easier to get him on the team now!

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    They are trying to trade Martin.

    Apparently Sid, Parise, and Ryan Suter are all close, and that's Shero's plan. To bring them all in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    They are trying to trade Martin.

    Apparently Sid, Parise, and Ryan Suter are all close, and that's Shero's plan. To bring them all in.
    Would be a great plan. Trading Martin isn't going to be easy.
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    Trade him for a bag of pucks at this point.

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