Eric Staal RUMORS & NEWS

  • Minnesota Wild’s Eric Staal set to show he’s still in his prime

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Eric Staal entered free agency in search of an opportunity. Not just to win, though that was certainly important and one of the reasons he signed a three-year contract with the Wild last week. But the 31-year-old center also wanted a chance to contribute, to play a prominent role and to show..." July 08

  • Wild signs center Eric Staal, goalie Alex Stalock

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild struck out on St. Louis captain David Backes but has signed former Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal to a three-year, $10.5 million contract. That's an annual cap hit of $3.5 million. The Wild has also signed former San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock, who played at..." July 01

  • As the NHL goes loco, Wild in on Kyle Okposo, Eric Staal, among others

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If you took a late lunch today, went to the gym or dropped your phone in the toilet, you missed, "NHL GM's Go Wild." In back-to-back-to-back moves, the Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson in a one-for-one move, the Nashville Predators and..." June 30

  • Eric Staal says he's still got what it takes

    ESPN "If this were two years ago, after Eric Staal was coming off another season leading the Carolina Hurricanes in scoring, there would be big buzz about the center heading to unrestricted free agency. As it stands, he's not listed an anyone's top-10 UFA rankings, not even top 15 on most lists, his..." June 29

  • Hurricanes not pursuing reunion with Eric Staal

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes are moving on. General manager Ron Francis has confirmed the club has not contacted former captain and unrestricted free agent Eric Staal about a possible return on a new deal. "(It would be) unfair to us and to him to bring him back and ask him to accept a different..." June 29

  • Staal seeking top-6 role at center in free agency

    The Score "Eric Staal's looking for a job, but he'd rather not settle. NHL.com's Tom Gulitti spoke with Staal's agent, Rick Curran, on Tuesday, who said that he's had conversations with a number of teams, while adding that his client is seeking a top-six role, preferably in the middle." June 28

  • Hurricanes probably won’t bring back Eric Staal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yes, the Carolina Hurricanes re-signing Cam Ward felt a little … nostalgic, but there are limits to such sentiments. The Ottawa Sun reports that it’s “doubtful” that the Hurricanes will bring back Eric Staal. The 31-year-old played with the Hurricanes for more than a decade, logging 909 of..." June 19

  • Eric Staal wants larger role, doesn’t rule out Carolina return

    Yahoo! Sports "Eric Staal played 20 regular-season games and five playoff games for the New York Rangers. It’s completely OK if you don’t really remember any of them. Staal had three goals and three assists in those 20 games, skating to a plus-1. He went scoreless in five playoff games, skating to a..." April 28

  • Rangers' Eric Staal leaves game after blow to head, 'should be fine'

    The Score "Eric Staal of the New York Rangers was forced to exit Saturday's game against Detroit after taking a blow to the head from teammate Jesper Fast. It was announced Staal would not return for the third period, but his status was updated after the game and it's believed the injury isn't serious." April 09

  • 'An opportunity I needed to take': Staal pleased to land with contending Rangers

    The Score "Eric Staal didn't want to look back on his career and wonder. Staal met with the New York media on Monday less than 24 hours after being dealt from the Carolina Hurricanes, and explained that the prospects of winning another Stanley Cup - and this time with his brother, Marc - was too good of..." February 29

  • Rangers acquire Eric Staal from Hurricanes

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have acquired forward Eric Staal from the Carolina Hurricanes. In exchange, the Hurricanes will reportedly receive a pair of second-round picks and prospect Aleksi Saarela. As part of the deal, Carolina retains 50 per cent of Staal’s salary." February 28

  • Report: Eric Staal trade talks 'intensifying' between Rangers, Canes

    CBS Sports "One of the few big fish remaining among the players on expiring contracts that could be dealt is Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal. The veteran forward is set to play for Carolina Sunday, but it very well could be the last game of his career for the only team he's played for in the NHL if..." February 28

  • Marc Staal would love teaming up with brother Eric

    North Jersey "Marc Staal is deliberately trying to give his older brother, Eric, some space this week. Who knows? They may have plenty of time next week to catch up as Rangers teammates if the Hurricanes opt to deal their longtime captain, an impending unrestricted free agent. No one is quite sure of the..." February 27

  • Trade rumours leave Staal brothers in ‘weird situation’

    TSN "Just like everyone else, Jordan Staal has felt the rumblings and heard the rumours. Even based in North Carolina, he can’t completely avoid the trade chatter surrounding older brother Eric, which was amplified with the Hurricanes’ Thursday trip through the epicentre at Air Canada Centre. “I..." February 25

  • The curious case of Eric Staal

    TSN "Who knew winning could be so complicated for the Carolina Hurricanes? Tuesday night's victory over the Philadelphia Flyers leaves the Canes a mere three points out of a playoff spot, though the Pittsburgh Penguins have three games ‎in hand on Carolina while sitting in the final Wild Card..." February 25

  • Hurricanes captain wouldn't be 'crushed' if he has to move on

    NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal, who has spent his entire NHL career with the franchise, said he wouldn't be crushed if he is either traded or can't come to terms on a new contract with the team. Staal, 31, is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, and that has led to..." February 19

  • Eric Staal has not been asked to waive no-trade clause

    The Score "Eric Staal has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause with the Feb. 29 trade deadline looming, the lifelong Carolina Hurricanes forward said Thursday, according to TSN1200's Ian Mendes. Not yet, at least. An unrestricted free agent at season's end, Staal said contract talks with the..." February 18

  • Is there a market for Eric Staal?

    TSN "Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal checked in at No. 8 on TSN’s 2016 Trade Bait list for players potentially on the move on Wednesday. But Staal, 31, and the Hurricanes are in a holding pattern at the moment. Carolina is 10th in the Eastern Conference in point percentage. They have flirted..." February 17

  • Carolina Hurricanes face 'extremely tough' choices with Staal and Ward

    Yahoo! Sports "Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis believes the questions and queries about the contracts for Eric Staal and Cam Ward have been more difficult on the players than himself. This is strange, considering the fact Francis has the unenviable task of trying to figure out what to do with..." February 11

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