I am honestly perfectly fine with it and do not think its a direct knock on the Pens or anything like that.
I think that first and foremost he wanted a bigger role (obviously) and 2nd was to play with his brother
if he was going to leave.
We were spoiled here for 6 years. Very rarely can you keep that kind of depth at any position in any sport. I mean we are talking
what could turn out to be with the cap and parity one of the greatest position depths of recent memory. He only has a limited time
in his career as well and as much as we hate to believe it, there is opportunity and chances to win outside of us. He will get a
bigger role there so good for him.
Good for Staal. Great run for the Pens. Good return on the trade. No hard feelings. We can all move on....until we meet the Canes in the playoffs