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08:28 AM ET 07.10 | For at least one key acquisition, Eric Staal likes what he's seen this summer from the Hurricanes. Staal, who enters his third full season as captain, is encouraged by the Hurricanes' newfound ambition -- as long as they're not done. "For me, just the fact that we're even in the mix, that we threw offers out there to these elite guys, is exciting," Staal said. ... "For us to be involved and make a pitch, it was big. We aren't far off. We've got some very good pieces in place, and if we can add, like they're saying, another elite forward, it will definitely put us in the mix among the top teams in the Eastern Conference. It's exciting. I hope they'll continue to push -- and not just grab anybody, but the right person for our group."

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July 10, 2012  08:50 AM ET

'Canes captain hoping for elite forward

Isn't that what they supposedly did when they brought in Jordan?

July 10, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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'Canes captain hoping for elite forwardIsn't that what they supposedly did when they brought in Jordan?

He concusses one brother then takes this shot at his other brother/new teammate. Who needs enemies when you have a big brother like Eric.

July 10, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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I'm still to see any explanation how Jordan fits any better onto this team with two elite centers than he did on his old team with two elite centers...

Cuz the one not named Staal is going to CBJ as part of the Nash trade

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July 10, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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Cuz the one not named Staal is going to CBJ as part of the Nash trade

I thought the one not named Staal was going to NYR to get 3 outa 4

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July 10, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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I'm still to see any explanation how Jordan fits any better onto this team with two elite centers than he did on his old team with two elite centers...

Well lucky for you then that they play an NHL season so you can find out...:-)

July 10, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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He concusses one brother then takes this shot at his other brother/new teammate. Who needs enemies when you have a big brother like Eric.

nice....

July 10, 2012  01:07 PM ET
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'Canes captain hoping for elite forwardIsn't that what they supposedly did when they brought in Jordan?

He may be trying to take the pressure of expectations off of his bro.

July 10, 2012  01:56 PM ET
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I'm still to see any explanation how Jordan fits any better onto this team with two elite centers than he did on his old team with two elite centers...

Eric is going to play on Jordan's wing

July 10, 2012  02:44 PM ET
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Eric is going to play on Jordan's wing

eric will be his younger brother's wingman?

 
July 10, 2012  06:10 PM ET
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'Canes captain hoping for elite forward Isn't that what they supposedly did when they brought in Jordan?

The 'Canes must think that those elite forwards grow on trees. Good luck with that.

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