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Eric Staal isn't the only Staal to win a Stanley Cup. Jordan has won it with the Penguins.
The ‘Canes welcomed Jordan Staal to the team during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. In return, the Pittsburgh Penguins received Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and a first-round pick.
Jordan Staal must train like crazy to prove that he was worth the trade.
In 62 games with the Penguins last season, Staal recorded a career-high 50 points. The fact that Staal is on an upward slope is a good sign for the Hurricanes. It’s going to be hard for him to maintain that momentum without the offensive talent the Penguins have, though.
That’s why Staal needs to train like crazy during the lockout. He needs to fine tune his play on both ends of the ice to become the superstar that the ‘Canes need.
At risk of sounding like a broken record, Staal might find it favorable to play for a KHL team during the work stoppage. The experience with a different style of hockey with different players challenging him will make him a better player.
With some effort, Jordan Staal can return after the lockout and, with the help of his older brother and the rest of the Hurricanes, dominate the competition
Michael Prunka is a Bleacher Report Featured Columnist and Sports Writing Intern. Stay up to date with him by liking his Facebook page and following him on Twitter.