So far, Eric Staal has seen what he wanted to see this summer from the Carolina Hurricanes.

They added one elite player he knows well, his brother Jordan, went after some top free agents and pursued a trade for Rick Nash.

So they didn't land Zach Parise or Ryan Suter, and walked away from negotiations for Nash in the face of the Columbus Blue Jackets' lofty demands. Staal, who enters his third full season as captain, is encouraged by the Hurricanes' newfound ambition -- as long as they're not done.