The NHL's version of the big three is no more. Crosby, Malkin and Staal have officially been broken up.
The Penguins traded Jordan Staal tonight to the Carolina Hurricanes for center Brandon Sutter, defensman Brian Dumoulin and the No. 8 overall pick in the draft, which was used on defensman Derrick Pouliot.
Time will tell if the three players the Pens received in return will provide what Jordan did for the team, but they won't be able to replace the many great moments the second-youngest Staal brother provided since his rookie year in 2006-07.
Hat Tricks, clutch goals, stifling defense and a Stanley Cup ring to boot, Jordan Staal did what was asked of him night in and night out, missing only one game between 2006-07 and 2009-10.
Over the next few slides, I will rank the biggest moments the prized third-line center had in his Pens career.