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Hurricanes acquire Jordan Staal

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It is pretty awesome. We have never had a young team this talent before, always been older that falls apart after a year or two....excited to see where this goes....yes we have some holes but we have some maturing prospects and free agency to go....

It did suck to lose Sutter/dumo but we still have Faulk, skinner, tlusty, McBain, Murphy, and Rask. That is one nice young core with the last two being our top prospects.

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Anyone that really thinks Parise would seriously consider coming to Carolina with the lineup we had is fooling themselves. Carolina is a small market team and must build in small market ways. If you can get a top-line center that would consider re-signing long term with your franchise, you pull out all the stops to make that deal.

Carolina will never be destination for big name free agents so they have to build through the draft and through good trades like this.

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And with the 38th pick the canes select.....Phillip di Giuseppe....Lukas sutter went just after canes picked

Edit...Sorry just realized in staal topic and not draft

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Jordan excited about opportunity...

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=399081

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Good read on the trade...

http://eastcoastcane.com/2012/06/23/the-cost-of-doing-family-business/

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A surprisingly good article by ESPN on the trade

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/8088706/new-carolina-hurricanes-center-jordan-staal-very-excited-trade

"I don't think we knew when we were planning our wedding date that it was on the draft day and something like that would happen, but that's the way it goes sometimes," Staal said Saturday during an impromptu conference call with reporters.

"I found out, basically, in the middle of my reception," he added. "It was definitely some tough news to hear, but obviously, still very excited about it. With my teammates, it got a little emotional, but they knew a lot of good things could come out of this."

"When I heard about it, I just wasn't really comfortable with it yet. I just kind of wanted to wait it out and play next year and kind of see how things went," Staal said, later adding that "I felt really comfortable in that (prominent offensive) role and I wanted to try to score and see if I could really do some good things in that role."

"It's not too often just to have brothers in the NHL, but to play alongside one is a very special thing," Staal said. "If I did sign that 10-year extension with Pittsburgh, that opportunity to play with Eric would dwindle a lot, and that was a little part of why I didn't do that. It's a very exciting time for myself and Eric and our family. ... It's going to be a very neat time in my career."

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I'm also guessing that

Eric will wear the C and Jordan and Timmy will wear the A next year.

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