Thursday, July 29, 2010

Staal Talks Stalled?

What the hell is holding up restricted free agent defenseman extraordinaire NYR Marc Staal from being signed to the Rangers this season?  DARK reader Bill P. shot us a quick note and pondered:

I hear that San Jose is contemplating signing Staal to an offer sheet in the 6 year 30+ million range. The compensation would be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round pick. They are apparently in love with his game and feel he is the missing piece. The question is: how would Sather respond? If the picks were ...higher than San Jose's typical finish it would be worth considering. Here's one link I caught from another great Ranger website regarding this scenario. As DR points out, something fishy (no pun intended) seems to be going on here. How would you respond if this scenario pans out? 

This very realistic rumor is making the rounds on hockey talk radio XM Sirius NHL and various radio shows -- and NY Rangers fans and bloggers are not talking about it.

Let us know.  How would you, the fan, respond?



  1. I'd drop my seats because they are right behind the home goal 2 periods a game and I couldn't bear watching our zero-blueline letting in five goals a game. Awful if true.


  2. If that came to pass, I'd "need a bigger boat" because I'm going shark hunting...


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