Eric Staal

#12 LW / Carolina Hurricanes / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 lb Age: 31 College: None

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      Hurricanes' Eric Staal: Picking up the pace

      Staal recorded a power-play assist along with two shots on goal in 20:08 of ice time during Thursday's 3-2 OT loss to the Wild. Following a very rough start to the season in which he was held off the scoresheet in six of the Canes' first eight games, Staal has really come alive in recent weeks with six points in his last eight games. At 31 years old, the days of 70+ points are likely over for Staal, but if he continues at his current pace, he's got a decent shot at 60. Keep him rolling.

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      Hurricanes' Eric Staal: Has nice showing Tuesday

      Staal was plus-2 with a goal in the empty net Tuesday, as the Hurricanes defeated the Red Wings, 3-1. Staal failed to get on the board in four straight games leading up to Tuesday's contest, so this was a welcomed performance for fantasy owners. As long as Carolina allows more goals than they score, which has been the case thus far with a minus-9 team goal differential, it will force Staal to elevate his game and create more opportunities on his own in order to avoid falling on the bad side of the plus-minus most nights. It won't be an easy task, as the long-time Hurricane hasn't recorded a plus rating since 2012-13, when he finished the season at plus-5.

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      Hurricanes' Eric Staal: Picks up three points in Friday's win

      Staal had a great night Friday, potting his second goal of the season and adding two helpers in a 5-3 win over Detroit. The eldest Staal also skated to a plus-2 and took three shots on goal. The perennial 70-plus point seasons appear to be in the past for the 11th-year NHLer, but he's far from past his prime at 30 and is still the top offensive threat in Raleigh.

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      Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal Breaks up shutout with late goal in opener

      Staal ended Pekka Rinne's shutout bid with a late-third-period goal in Thursday's season-opening loss to the Predators. With 1:40 remaining and the Carolina net empty on the other end, Staal fired what was intended to be a pass to the low slot that ended up deflecting off a defender's skate and right past Rinne for the Canes' only goal of the game. It's not the most impressive goal, but Staal is in line to again play heavy minutes this year, and it would be no surprise to see his point total rebound after he slumped to a career-low 54 last season.

    • No Deal Imminent For E. Staal, Hurricanes

      News: According to Sportsnet analyst Elliotte Friedman, Eric Staal and the Hurricanes are not close to agreeing on a contract extension beyond this season. "The last I heard about this is that they're not close, so that's going to be interesting," Friedman said.
      Analysis: Signed to a hefty seven-year, $57.75 million extension in 2008, Eric Staal was close to a point-per-game contributor for the first four seasons of the deal, but has seen his offensive output tail off considerably in the last two campaigns. Part of Staal's decline can be attributed to the lack of talent surrounding him on the top line, but at this point in his career, the 30-year-old is probably not capable of shouldering the offensive load for any team. With the Hurricanes still in rebuilding mode heading into 2015-16, it's quite possible the team could look to deal Staal before the trade deadline if their interest in extending the center remains tempered.
    • Two-Point Game For Canes' E. Staal

      News: Eric Staal provided a goal and assist in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Sabres.
      Analysis: Eric Staal nearly willed the 'Canes to a comeback from a four-goal deficit, as he had a hand in two of the team's third-period scores to cut the Sabres' lead to one. While the rally ultimately fell short, Staal can still take solace in the fact that he's been scorching of late, producing four goals and six assists over his last eight contests. He's an easy activation right now.
    • Canes' E. Staal: Streak At Three Games, Six Points

      News: Eric Staal scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-1 victory over New Jersey. His current point streak now stands at three games and six points, including two goals.
      Analysis: This little streak is saving his season -- his 49 points are his lowest point total since his rookie year (yes, he still hasn't matched his lockout total of 53 points). Take advantage of this run. And remember his name next fall -- he'll be just 31 in October and he still has at least a couple more solid seasons in him. He'll be better than this.
    • Three-Point Night For Carolina's E. Staal

      News: Eric Staal scored his 20th goal and assisted on two more in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
      Analysis: This hasn't been a good year for Eric Staal -- in fact, it's inarguably the worst season he's posted since his rookie campaign -- but with four points in the last two, maybe he's set for a strong finish that'll make the fantasy community feel better about his prospects for next year.
    • Canes' E. Staal Assists In Loss To Hawks

      News: Eric Staal registered an assist in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks, his first point in seven games.
      Analysis: With just 43 points to his credit and a mere 10 games left on the season, Eric Staal is on track for his worst season since his rookie campaign back in 2003-04. Needless to say, he does not make for a good fantasy play right now, but to be fair, not many of his teammates do, either.
    • Canes' Staal Collects Four Assists In Win

      News: Eric Staal tallied four assists and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Oilers.
      Analysis: Eric Staal benefitted from a hot shooting night from the rest of his mates, recording a season-high four points. It's been somewhat of a down year for the 30-year-old, but with 42 points in 59 contests, Staal could crack the 50-point mark for the 10th consecutive season.
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