What were you doing ten years ago?
Chances are, your answer is not “exactly the same thing I am doing today.” But if you’re Jordan Staal and you’re reading this, first off, hello! - and second, yep, you’re the exception that proves the rule.
It’s hard to believe that it has been ten years since Staal was acquired from Pittsburgh and immediately signed to a ten-year contract extension that pays him $6 million annually. That extension enters its final year next season, and Staal has hinted that he might not sign another one. Back to that in a second.