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Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« on: September 16, 2020, 05:44:33 PM »
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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 05:52:24 PM »
Y tho?
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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 05:52:54 PM »
There has to be a reason, but why does Guerin do this?

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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 05:56:32 PM »

You hate to see a veteran player blindsided by a trade that sends him from somewhere him and his family seemed to genuinely love to a city/team like Buffalo... except when it's a Staal lol
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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 06:02:00 PM »
There has to be a reason, but why does Guerin do this?

Both 1 year left on their deals, Staal is cheaper, was more productive last year...yea, I don't understand it either..


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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 06:07:45 PM »
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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 06:08:39 PM »
There has to be a reason, but why does Guerin do this?

Both 1 year left on their deals, Staal is cheaper, was more productive last year...yea, I don't understand it either..

Seriously...I have to think he could get a better return than Johansson.

Maybe Staal pissed him off.

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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 06:10:12 PM »
Maybe Staal pissed him off.

Hmmm did he ever shoot a puck directly at Guerin for no reason?

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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2020, 06:14:24 PM »

I mean so did Buffalo and it didn't work then... but yeah I'm sure it will there.

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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2020, 06:16:52 PM »

I mean so did Buffalo and it didn't work then... but yeah I'm sure it will there.

He's the best centre they could get for Staal?  Come on.

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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2020, 06:33:21 PM »

It's a weird return and I don't think much of Johansson but I wouldn't burn too many brain cells trying to figure out why a team might want to move on from a 36 year old who seems to be declining.
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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2020, 06:54:55 PM »

It's a weird return and I don't think much of Johansson but I wouldn't burn too many brain cells trying to figure out why a team might want to move on from a 36 year old who seems to be declining.

Johnasson might be younger but if anything he seems to be showing more signs of declining than Staal is.

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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2020, 07:42:15 PM »
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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2020, 07:43:52 PM »

It's a weird return and I don't think much of Johansson but I wouldn't burn too many brain cells trying to figure out why a team might want to move on from a 36 year old who seems to be declining.

Johnasson might be younger but if anything he seems to be showing more signs of declining than Staal is.

Sure. Guerin may absolutely 100% be wrong about which guy is a better bet for next year but that's true of every trade more or less.
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Re: Eric Staal traded to Buffalo for some reason
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2020, 08:01:34 PM »
This is a trade that happened. For some reason. I don?t really understand it for either team. Just feels like they swapped pieces they could use for more of what they have.
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