Carolina Hurricanes Plans To Start Negotiations With Jordan Staal
Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford plans to start negotiations with Jordan Staal for a contract extension this summer.
Staal, who Carolina acquired from Pittsburgh on Friday, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2013. He rejected the Penguins 10-year offer believed to be worth $60 million before the trade, but Carolina is hoping that he’ll be more willing to talk with them. The advantage that Carolina has is that Staal’s brother, Eric, is already a major player within their organization. The prospect of playing with his brother for years could be enough to convince Jordan to sign with the Hurricanes.
Subscribe to NHL Trade Report updates on Facebook, on Twitter, by Email, or RSS.