Unless the NHL consists of four teams - the Pens, Rangers, Canes and soon-to-be the Coyotes, he could quite possibly be the biggest bust of all time for a #2 pick. Beyond the Rangers and Canes game, he's been invisible (except for the bonehead plays, turnovers, etc.). What the heck was Shero thinking when he drafted him? Hindsight is 20/20, but Toews and Kessel are way beyond him in turns of progression (and I would argue Backstrom as well) and if you were going to take a center (which Shero shouldn't have with Sid and Malkin already there), why not take someone who at least had scored in junior? I thought from day one that Shero should have taken Kessel to play wing with Sid, but alas, it wasn't to be. Now we're stuck with the 2008 version of Chris Wells - big body, and that's about it. Not physical, can't score goals, afraid to go to the front of the net, and slow as molasses. Yep, that's what a #2 pick should be in my book.
The only good thing about Staal? If Shero does resign him, it will be at a bargain basement price.