Q&A with Eric Staal

Updated: November 9, 2005, 3:56 PM ET
By David Amber | Special to ESPN.com


With the first overall pick in the 2003 NHL entry draft, the Pittsburgh Penguins passed on forward Eric Staal and drafted goaltender Marc-André Fleury.

Instead, the Carolina Hurricanes took the crafty center with the next pick. In this week's Facing Off, the rising star discusses his coming of age in the NHL, playing in a city dominated by college basketball and what could be a developing family rivalry.

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