Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hurricanes to extend Eric Staal

The Carolina Hurricanes have called a press conference for 2 PM today. Staal, 23, recorded 38 goals and 82 points in 82 games last season with the Canes. No figures were disclosed.

The rumored deal is that Staal would receive a seven-year contract that would pay him between $7 million and $8 million a year.

Great move by Jim Rutherford who did not waste time in extending the face of the franchise. Expect Staal numbers to improve to around 90 points this season as a healthy Justin Williams should help boost his offensive stats.

EDIT: The deal is worth $57.75 million over seven years or an average of $8.25 million per season.


kevin said...

i little overpaid but he is the future captain and leader of the hurricanes

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Anonymous said...

8.25? a little steep for a point-per-game player, but then again, he's capable of more then that.

smoothleb said...

i think this is a steal 7 years for this guy and hes only gonna get better lets face it without stall the canes dnt have anything they got whitney but stall is the face of there organization

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