Carolina Hurricanes fans and media react on Twitter to Eric Staal being traded to the New York Rangers.
Toughest part of sports is when your favorite player has been traded from your favorite team #ericstaal Chris James, @cjslumber17
The trade had to be made to turn the page and build for the future. This team needs a new offensive look. canadarob7, @canadarob7
it had to b done he was never the same from that hit couple of years ago Patrick Hennessey, @101967pat
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Not really surprised, but not at all happy. Wish Eric the best. Sarah Swartz, @SarahSswartz
with only 10 goals this season his $9.5 million salary defines “way overpaid”. Tony Malafronte, @Tony Malafronte2
good return with a prospect and picks for a guy who could have walked away for nothing in 2 months Shane Worrell, @hurricanes717
Thanks, Captain. #ericstaal Eric Ferreri, @EricFerreri
Sad day for the Hurricanes franchise. It always is when a cornerstone player departs. Won’t seem the same without No. 12 around. N&O Hurricanes beat writer Chip Alexander, @ice_chip
On a personal note, I’ve been writing about Eric Staal since before the Canes drafted him. He’s always been fair, honest, available. N&O columnist Luke DeCock, @LukeDeCock
Good luck to Eric Staal. It’s been an honor to cover his career with the Hurricanes. Hurricanes play-by-play announcer John Forslund, @JohnForslund