Staal and Girardi
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11-27-2011, 01:41 PM
Clowe Me Maybe
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Count me in dude. I agree with you 100% regarding your take on both Girardi and Staal. For some reason, Staal, perhaps because of his name and more famous(and better) brothers has gotten all of this unconditional love here and is way overrated on this forum. He doesn't have near the upside as an all around defenseman of a McDonagh or a Girardi who are both superior to Staal offensively. Is Staal a solid defensive defenseman? -YES! Would I be happy if he comes back healthy and regains his game and is part of our defensive core going forward?- YES! However, I would really like to see how this year plays out(especially if Staal does not return anytime soon) before I would make a judgement that we can indeed survive and even thrive defensively going forward w/o Staal.
If we can, I would consider moving him sometime down the road if and only if MDZ continues to play well and finds his offensive game, if and only if Erikson becomes a solid NHL defenseman and IF and only IF Mcilrath continues to develop and makes the team within 2 years. At that point in time, it would become a salary cap issue to move one of our defenseman and if all the above IFS come to fruition, I would definitely consider making Staal the out guy and move him in a package.
First off, its Erixon. 2nd Why would we trade Staal when our 5th & 6th dman are a combination of Eminger, Woywitka, and Stralman?
I can't even begin to fathom all this trade Staal BS, or Staal is over rated. Ugh.
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