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02-26-2011, 04:47 PM
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theres your problem...your looking at stats. Girardi is not even close to where staal is in terms of skill..
Do I love girardi, yea, but you comparing him to staal shows you know very little about the rangers players.
You're right...skill isn't provided on a stat sheet. But those stats show you what that player brings to the ice.
And I'm not comparing Girardi on skill. I'm using him as an example of the compliment he has on Staal's overall game. Staal is an excellent one-on-one defenseman. He wins puck battle after puck battle. Phenomenal. Without the game Girardi brings, Staal 's game gets more difficult--considerably.
A top-10 hits, top-10 shot-blocks guy could be argued to be as just as valuable to your club as Staal is.
I agree NY wouldn't even consider moving Staal for a guy they already have in Gaborik. Just as the Oilers would never move that many valuable pieces for Staal either.
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