skullman80 wrote:Yeah ... some people in this fanbase take offense to anything. Staal could of strung this out all of next season acted like he wanted to stay and then left to Carolina for nothing.
He didn't do that. He made his feelings known. Shero made a hockey trade that worked for both teams, IMO.
Fans here have no reason to be pissed at Staal, other than petty personal vendettas.
But that's exactly what he did. Or, rather, was planning on doing. He wanted to keep us hanging the entire season, hoping he would sign with us, but it is apparent now that he wouldn't. All he told Shero was that he didn't want to sign anything "at this time". What the heck does that mean? He should have been upfront and said he wants a change, a bigger role, and a trade. It is only because we have a shrewd GM who can smell a rat that this ended up in an immediate trade.
He did not let his feelings known. That's how I see it.
I am not going to take the high road and wish him good luck just because he was a Penguin. He is now a Hurricane and I hope he sucks.