Bob McKenzie wrote:Sarcastic wrote:Bob McKenzie wrote:Why trade Staal for a winger when you can give up a #1, #2 and/or prospect for a great winger?
Because we have a salary cap. Would I like to have Staal centering the 3rd? Sure, why not. But not if it means having Crosby having to struggle with mediocre wingers.
How do you know what Staal is going to sign for? Don't you think if you trade Staal for a high scoring winger, that person is going to command a high salary as well? Probably higher than Staal's?
Staal is on pace for 48 points this year. He may get $3.5m tops. I'd surely rather have Staal on my team than Miro "the ghost" Satan.
Again, you can try Staal on Sid's line as well.
I think that's why Shero won't deal Staal during the season, if at all. The market value for Staal has to be determined first...I actually would be surprised if Shero doesn't sign Staal before he is a RFA July 1...