RS wants to retain Crosby and Staal. Whether he can do that depends on their contract demands and the cap, which is TBD based on the CBA.
He has stated that it would be tough to lose a player like Staal in FA for nothing, but if those questions dont get answered in time, he is open to going to UFA next summer with both players, rather than dealing away key players prior to what will be another prime chance to go for a cup.
I for one don't think Crosby gets a huge raise. He is, at present along with Malkin, still the 2nd highest paid player in the league, second to Ovechkin. Despite the cap going up every year since the lockout, salaries for the elite talent has not balooned in kind. I see a modest raise to the 9-10 million range, or could even see him getting extended at 8.7million.
As for Staal, its more about the role he wants to play on the team than it is about the money I believe. If he wants to stay here and play 3rd C or switch to wing, with 2nd team powerplay time, the deal will get done. If he wants to be the guy, it wont. As for money, if Staal says he wants to stay, the first thing you do is point to Neal's contract. 40 goal scorer with a physical presence. Does the little things right. 5 million per season. With that as a baseline, JS can't ask for more than 6m. We can handle that, especially if we move PM.
As to all you people looking to trade Crosby or Malkin, get real. RS will not trade those two, or Staal, unless it is a necessity. for Staal, it may be to keep the other two. For Sid or Geno, they aren't going anywhere.