mikey287 wrote:Hypothetical: Jordan Staal stays all year and produces in line with his career projections. We win the Cup with him. And he walks for nothing. U still mad, bro(s)?
I don't really want a lame duck on this team. It's a marathon of a season and it's unlikely the Pens would win a cup this year even with Staal. It's also a possibility that we ride the season out with Staal, go out early in the playoffs, lose him for nothing and Shero finds himself in this position with Geno this time next year.
I'm Not trying to be dramatic, just saying its the GM's job to build for the future, not just the upcoming season. It's unfortunate that we are now in this position because Staal was a fan favorite and a favorite of mine, but he has decided (or I think he has) to move on and done so in a way that has left the Pens at a disadvantage.