10:43 PM EDT, Thu July 02, 2015
Canes Country Jun 10, 2015

Eric Staal's Future with the Hurricanes: Team Mulling Options Ahead of Draft

With Eric Staal entering the final year of his contract, Ron Francis has a big decision on his hands: what course of action should he take with his team's captain? The future of Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal, a year away from the end of his contract, is a high priority for general manager Ron Francis with two weeks to go before the NHL Draft in Florida. Pierre LeBrun reported last night that Francis and agent Rick Curran, who not only represents Eric Staal but also his brother Jordan, goaltender Cam Ward and forward Jeff Skinner, will soon open negotiations over a new contract....