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11-23-2011, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by eco's bones View Post
I think it's best to look at where McDonagh is now as far as age and experience and try to remember where Staal was at more or less the same stage. Staal is a really fine defenseman especially in the defensive end but there's probably not much development left for him. I don't think McDonagh is far off if at all from Staal at a similar stage.
Excellent observation. Staal's upside is pretty limited and McDonagh will go past Staal in the not too distant future. McDonagh is already better than Staal was at a comparable age and experience level in their careers.

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