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07-11-2011, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jtown View Post
You're right, i think Staal has been a disappointment up to this point and i would be correct in that assessment.

Considering He was drafted over players like Toews, and Backstrom who have done much better than Staal.

Now he is by no means a bad player or a bust, and he still has time to develop, but so far he has been a disappointment for what was expected out of him.
You realize it was the accepted view that he wasn't going to be an offensive star necessarily and was valued for his size and two-way play. In his rookie year he scored more goals than he ever had in junior.

At age 22, Jordan Staal has exceeded expectations. Toews becoming the player he is has nothing to do with the expectations of Staal when he was drafted.

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