Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Jared Staal will make his NHL debut tonight with the Hurricanes. That means Eric, Jordan and Jared will all be on the ice! Marc, who’s still recovering from an eye injury and the subsequent “I told you so!” of Mama Staal, made the trip with the Rangers. Trust he’ll be looking all ginger in the press box.
Your LL Bean Boyfriend just ran for the hills.
Jared has been playing for the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. he only has 3 G/3A in 37 games this season, but who cares? The Canes aren’t making the playoffs and this is a much better story. Put me in coach, I’m ready to play!
I have a sneaking suspicion he may be my Favorite Staal of All, based solely on these two graphics:
The real question: What is Jared going to wear on his jersey? We already have a J. Staal. Will he wear Ja. Staal? J. Staal 2.0? Jared wears #22 in Charlotte, but Zac Dalpe wears it in Raleigh.
Both 10 and 13 are open though – then he could line up numerically with his brothers and we’ll do a segment for Sesame Street, brought to you by sod.
Correction: 10 is retired by the Canes, as pointed out by @ericmac20. As soon as he said it, I thought, “Ron Francis!” My mistake. That I would forget a former Penguin from back-to-back Cup winning teams, who scored a Cup-clinching goal – sheesh. It’s like 50 First Dates in here. (Also, Jared will wear #34. Thanks for nothing, kid.)
How Canada sells t-shirts.
I’m telling you, when aliens come to Earth and immediately try to contact the dominant species, they’re going right for the Staals.
Jared will need a nickname to join JStaal (Favorite Staal), EStaal (2nd Favorite Staal) and Ginger Stall (or Cinnamon Staal). Who’s got suggestions?
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