Friday, November 14, 2008

Staal to Become "Godzilla on Skates!"

[LATE UPDATE - 11/15/2008]
It appears that I made an error in this post by not correctly crediting the author to be Joe Starkey and not Rob Rossi (whom I have a HUGE crush on and clearly reveal as much in this post by erroneously crediting him! Isn't everything written by Rob Rossi anyway?!); however, I'm now fully aware that it was Joe Starkey (whom I apologize to now, but have no feelings for whatsoever).

Rob Rossi [late edit] Joe Starkey had a great article posted yesterday that discussed the Penguins organization's priority to hold onto Jordan Staal which has been their plan even before Staal's breakout game agains the Detroit Redwings last Tuesday.

According to Rossi [late edit] Starkey, Penguins GM Ray Shero will not deal Staal "unless forced to do so."

The article goes on further to say that Shero has said that if the Penguins core players (Staal being one of them) have the desire to remain a Penguin that "we'll find a way to make it work."

But the question that remains unanswered to this point is the very question Rossi [late edit] Starkey touches upon in the article, does Staal want to stay?

Might a deal be struck during the regular season?
"Yeah, it's something that can always happen," Staal said. "And when the time is right, I'm sure it will." He added, "I have a lot of great friends here. It's a great fit for me. It's a team I want to be part of. We're young and we want to grow together."
It sure does sound like he wants to stay in Pittsburgh and it seems the most logical for him to stay, but we all know what happens when one bases his / her opinion on what a players says, don't we (they end up playing for Detroit!)?!!

Rossi's [late edit] Starkey's BEST lines of the entire article are the following:

He's 20.
In a few years, he will be Godzilla on skates.
And if he so desires, he will be wearing a Penguins uniform.
To read the entire article, visit the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review!!


Life_As_A_Redhead said...

I once read, how the position of center in hockey was akin to the offensive line in football. i.e. you use that as the base, and then you build your team up around it.

and you know, we're set up pretty good, as far as that theory goes.

oh, and Stephanie, in re: "that other part" = No comment.

Lauren said...

I'm glad to see they appreciate Staalsy as much as the fans do - I'd like to see him stay here for a very, very long time. :)