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04-05-2010, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
He's been great. He got off to a rough start, when he focused too much on leading the rush and trying to gain the offensive zone all by himself. It resulted in a lot of turnovers and goals against. The second half of the season, and particularly since the Olympics, he has been much better at picking his spots.
Originally Posted by LoFFeN View Post
Staal looked pretty horrid earlier in the season when he tried to lead the rush... He had some blatant turnovers which led directly to goals against.

The strongest part of his game is defense and I think he should focus on that. Obviously it's nice to see him join the rush more often right now since he usually recovers nicely..

Early in the year he was giving me headaches. Those turnovers made me rip my hair out. I'm glad he's been "finding his way" back since then... we will need him to continue playing like this down the stretch.

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