3/31/16 | An NHL executive told Pierre LeBrun that Staal looked like "Eric Staal of old" against the Penguins, adding "the one with 100 points." (ESPN)
3/30/16 | In The Players Tribune, Eric Staal wrote a goodbye letter to Carolina and touched not only on his history there but his transition to the Rangers.
Staal said that if he "did have to move team" he "couldn't have asked for a better organization to join than the Rangers. I've played against them so many times, so I know exactly how good they are." (The Players Tribune)
Eric said that when he was in Carolina his job was to "lead" and now with the Rangers his job is to "fit in." (The Players Tribune)
He said that the Rangers were doing well before he joined the team and he just wants to do whatever he can to help. (The Players Tribune)
Eric said that the change in role is a "process" but also something that is refreshing as he gets to see the game from a different perspective. (The Players Tribune)
Staal added "the goal here is to win the Stanley Cup, nothing less," and that he is going to "lay everything" he has out there to help the Rangers do that. (The Players Tribune)