Tico Rick wrote:No way I'd trade for Staal when we can get him for nothing as a UFA next summer.
Get this: Jim Rutherford was on NHL Tonight last night... they were talking about Staal's age... and he says "If he makes it to UFA next year, he will be the youngest free agent we ever had".... um... what? And the host guy mentions that it was rumored he turned down a 10 year 60 mil deal - Rutherford says yesterday they began to talk to Staal's agent about signing an extension... and Staal's agent mentioned to him that indeed he was offered a 10 year deal for 60, and that's kind of what he wants to go from. Rutherford didn't sound very happy about it.
But yeah he mentioned that Staal is very happy to be here yadda yadda... something else interesting: Rutherford said that Eric had Jordan in Raleigh a while ago and was "showing him around".