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Staal Family: The Next Sutters

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Jordan Staal, the 18 year old Center for the Pittsburgh Penguins, is my favorite Pens player, other than “God on Ice” Crosby and Mario Lemieux. Jordan was drafted second overall in the 2006 Entry Draft. The Staal family is the new Sutters of the NHL. The oldest, Eric plays for the Carolina Hurricanes and is on the cover of NHL ’08. Marc, 20, is the Captain of the Sudbury Wolves and was drafted by the NY Rangers 12th overall, in 2005. Marc is a defenseman. The youngest Staal, Jared, is 17 and will play with Marc in Sudbury, in the Ontario Hockey League.

Recently, Jordan and Eric have gotten into some “trouble” at Eric’s Staal’s bachelor party. The boys were a little too loud and drunk at a Resort in Minnesota and got arrested along with 12 other party members. Ten of the 14 at the party have accepted the plea bargain offered by the Cook County Court, in Marais, Minnesota. Jordan is waiting for Eric to come back from his honeymoon. They will then decide what to do, with the help of their agent Paul Krepelka.

Eric Staal

Eric Staal hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Jordan Staal faces underage drinking charges, as well as the other disorderly conduct charges. However, Jordan is of legal age to drink in his native Canada. So, who really cares! He is a great NHL player, but he is still an 18 year old. Let boys be boys. He finished with 42 points in his rookie season with the Pens. The Staal family will survive this “incident” and will continue to dominate the NHL for the next twenty years like the six Sutter brothers did in the 70s and 80s. The Staal name will be implanted in hockey fans memory.

Jordan Staal will be even better in his sophomore year. He will help the Penguins dominate the NHL. Eric Staal will continue to lead the ‘Canes with the help of Eric Cole, Marc and Jared will be a tandem force to be reckoned with in the OHL.

Staal Family welcome to Hockey Greatness.

Marc Staal

Marc Staal( above) Jared Staal (below)

Jared Staal

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25 Responses to “Staal Family: The Next Sutters”

  1. 7 or 8 years from now, it’s going to be really interesting to see the NHL with 4 Staals playing at once (perhaps sooner) at a high level.

    As far as the drinking goes, everyone will blow a negative story about the NHL out of proportion as much as they can to justify how irrelevant the league is in the United States.

    Great post, I can’t wait for hockey season to begin.

  2. There is one problem I have with your post. Mario Lemieux is a big asshole. He pretends like he cares about the penguins and Pittsburgh. Really, he follows the money and was more than ready to move the team. Try to get an autograph from the guy, and he will act like it is the end of the world. The faster that dick sells the team, the better. Good Riddance.

  3. You know, I’ll never understand why a certain segment of the Pittsburgh population has such hatred for Mario. Of course he’s going to look out for his financial interests, he’s not a monk that has committed his life to poverty for the good of Pittsburgh. He’s done everything in his power to keep the Pens here and has done it pretty much singlehandedly. If Mario Lemieux killed my dog, you know what I’d say? I’d say, “don’t worry about it, you saved hockey in Pittsburgh MULTIPLE TIMES”.

  4. fuck the mario haters

  5. kjcity520– You are the biggest moron ever

  6. Kevin, I have to disagree totally with your first comment. I actuallly met Lemiuex and received is autograph. He did not mind at all. He was at RMU Island Sports Center golfing with his son and I went up when I was about 13 years old and asked him for his autograph. He gave me one and was nice about.

  7. My cousins play ball with his kids now. Whenever they do, either he hides by the door, or stands by his car, so he has an easy escape route. In one instance, an eight year old kid walked toward him, and he ducked into his car to avoid a prospective herd of little autograph seekers. I have no problem with his financial interests, but I don’t appreciate all the pretense about saving hockey in Pittsburgh. I also have no problem with Mario as a player, except his last comeback which was most likely a ploy to put people in the seats. Also, he loves saving hockey so much, then he should lower ticket prices so they could fill the rink, that along with the excellent product on the ice now, would keep hockey here forever. From my understanding, as well, Penguins ownership was the one stonewalling on the talks about the new arena. To reiterate, Mario was an amazing talent and one of the top five hockey players of all time, but I would appreciate it if these stars stop trying to run sports clubs. Jordan can’t do it, Isiah Thomas can’t do it, Larry Bird can’t do it. We shall see about Gretzky, when he isn’t enabling his wifes gambling. Jay, I have no doubt that your experience was totally true, but he is a different person now.

  8. http://slotsformario.com/viewnews.asp?NewsID=139

    The Penguins have declared an impasse in negotiations with government officials over construction of a new arena and will aggressively explore relocating the team to a new city.

    Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle notified Gov. Ed Rendell, Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl about their decision in a letter today.

    The team is declaring an impasse even though it has agreed to pay $3.6 million a year in rent, plus another $400,000 a year in capital expenses, for an annual contribution of $4 million, for a new arena.

    They also have agreed to pay $500,000 for a parking garage to be built as part of the arena complex.

    Despite that, the parties have been unable to reach an agreement.

    “Unfortunately, we still don’t have a deal and are faced with mounting uncertainty that an agreement can be reached in a time frame that is realistic for our organization,” the letter states. “Therefore, we have no choice but to declare an impasse and to notify NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman that we will aggressively explore relocation.”

    The team owners also said in the letter that Friday’s appeals on the Pittsburgh slots license “cause us great concern.” Don Barden, the winning casino bidder, has pledged $7.5 million a year from slots proceeds toward an arena. But with appeals filed against the award, construction of the casino could be delayed and it is not clear when arena payments could begin.

    “A project of this scope, with so many complex issues, can ill afford further delays that add more risk and more uncertainty,” the letter continues. “The risk has been magnified by what we perceive as a lack of collaboration from the public sector in the negotiations.”

    One of the last straws came Friday when public officials refused to share interest rate information with the team regarding the state’s financial assumptions, according to sources close to the Penguins.

    The Penguins have increased their contribution from $2.86 million per year, which was part of the original offer that was presented by state and local leaders at a meeting Jan. 4.

    The team now is expected to be more aggressive in bargaining with Kansas City, which has a nearly finished new arena but no hockey team.

    The declaration of an impasse doesn’t mean the Penguins have definitely decided to leave, but at this point there is no indication they intend to talk any more with local officials.

    The team said it had already extended its original deadline of early February because it was interested in staying in Pittsburgh.

    “Our good faith efforts have not produced a deal, however, and have only added more anxiety to what we thought at best was a risky proposition for us moving forward.”

  9. Now, get me right, nothing has to do with him being a player, and he may have indirectly saved the team in the eighties, and when he bought the Pens in the first place, that was noble, but when the goings got tough, he got ready to run. IMHO, he save hockey in Pittsburgh, like Kevin McClatchey saved baseball in Pittsburgh. As for the current state of the team. The GM and Coaches are doing a fantastic job. It is the ownership , I have problems with.

    For example, In 2006 many offers were made to buy the team, including one, by some Wall Street guy, Mt Lebanon native Mark Cuban, and Oakland native Dan Marino. Accepting that deal would have kept the pens it Pittsburgh, and ownership said no.

    Let’s Go PENS
    yours truly,
    KJ

  10. ok, everyone needs to get over the incident. they made a wrong decision and its over.. they have learned from there mistakes…. just let them keep playing and watch their great skills!

    GO PENS….. pens rock… i am obsessed with them!!!!!

  11. Jared Staal is so fu**ing HOTT!!!

  12. this site hardly tells u anything

  13. sydney crosby is so much beter than dumbo jared staal

  14. no heses not jared could kick sidneys ass jared is alot younger than crosby there dumbass and sidney crosby is baby jared and eric could kick crosbys ass and malkins ass and besides i know jared and hes really nice

    so fuck off

  15. kjcity520(aka fucktard) mario saved the pens so shut up and go make out with your sister or somthing

  16. heeey jordon stall howare you ? i say you looook hot !:P lol but anyways byebye!

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  18. I was at a pirate game today and I walked into a room to get the hall of fame club and just as im trying to find a way to get up to there. I look over buy the entrance and Jordan Staal came walking into the game. i politley asked him for his autograph and he was very polite and signed my hat for me

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