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Carolina coach Kirk Muller believes that having the Staal brothers on the same team will drive a "healthy competition" between the two of them.

"Eric is competitive and it's human nature - everybody needs to be challenged," said Muller. "That they're brothers adds to that element. I think it will be good for Eric to have another power forward in the lineup. There will be a battle for certain roles at certain times. Who takes a key faceoff, things like that. I think it will bring out the best in both of them. It has to be very positive energy when you have two of your best players excited about playing together." Jordan and Eric were slated to play on the same line, but an injury to Tuomo Ruutu changed those plans and now they center their own combinations for depth purposes. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/18/2613885/canes-rely-on-staal-power.html#storylink=cpy