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09-29-2010, 05:17 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
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I'm not saying Staal is overhyped, but considering the defensive coverage given to Crosby and Malkin's lines, it's not exactly far-fetched to see the third-line center racking up a good number of points against lesser defensemen.
Bingo. Staal is living in a world where he constantly see the Krajicek's, Walker's, Bartulis', and O'Donnell's of the world. His line is dangerous because he is a good player facing (often) inferior competition.
Scratch Cindy or Malkin for a few games and tell me Staal's production then.
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