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09-08-2008, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
Nothing that hasn't been said already, but he is a very subtle player. If you are not a fan of the sport you will not appreciate what he does.

Dan Girardi is the same way. Subtle and solid.

Staal has the ability to put up points too, its just a matter of time. Dan Girardi scored 10 goals last year. He is due for a break out season as well.
as much as i love girardi, comparing him to staal is apples and oranges. staal has it in him to become a top dman in the league, while i'd say girardi isn't too far off his potential. i don't think girardi will get THAT much better than he is now. i think he's one of the better 2nd pairing dmen in the league, whereas staal is going to (hopefully) grow into a franchise player who is the core of our d for many years. girardi will never be much more than a great complimentary player who makes our second pairing strong and may be able to fill in on the top pairing someday if there's an injury.

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