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02-14-2010, 03:53 PM
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Trxjw
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Originally Posted by Ice Hockey View Post
meh. staal's play is fluffed no matter what he does or doesn't do. it's cuz he's a staal imo. he hasn't developed into 1/5 of what everyone's hoped. i think you could make an argument that he's not our best dman. maybe he will be but his growth is slow. and i could see MDZ surpassing him.
Bottom-pairing rookie to top-minute, first pairing d-man in 2 and a half seasons and you think he's developing slowly?

He's set a career high in points this season, is averaging 23 minutes a night, and is regularly matched up against some of the best players in the world; including arguably the top-3 players in the NHL in AO, Crosby and Malkin.

If that's not even "1/5 of what everyone's hoped," I have to wonder just how many fans were expecting the second coming of Bobby Orr.

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