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03-14-2010, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
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.

Staal's just inconsistent this season, more so than the previous two. I have no issues with his development, but he's made some horrible mistakes in 2010 which he rarely made in either of the previous two.

He'll be fine.

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