Today's question comes to us from Marc in New York who asks
Eric Staal is off to a great start, do you think he is the best Staal brother?Great question Marc! While I certainly do think Eric is off to a great start, it is a little known fact that Linda Staal, boy's mother, was a bit of a traveller in her youth, and while travelling through Finland, she met the man that she thought would change her life. Unfortunately, the man was not the noble man she thought he was, and their romance ended abruptly. 9 months later, Linda was left with a little bundle that her parents made her give up. Linda later met the father of Eric, Marc, Jordan, and Jared, and the rest is history. Years later, that Finnish boy was drafted in the first round of the NHL draft several years before his half-brother Eric, and had a wildly succesful career for the Buffalo Sabres. To this point, the best of the Staal brothers is actually their half-brother, goaltender Mika Noronen. Now you know the rest of the story.
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