View Single Post
11-27-2011, 08:50 PM
Very slippery slope
ECL's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Middle America
Country: United States
Posts: 77,220
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to ECL
Originally Posted by ThirdEye View Post
McDonagh is not too far off from Staal imo. Not yet as good, but look at what he's doing. It's not a knock on Staal, it's just that McDonagh is really ****ing good. Can't argue with a +12 in 20 games playing 25 minutes a night against the best players in the league.

Defensively I think he has similar upside to Staal. Offensively he's got much higher upside. I'm talking about Duncan Keith type offensive upside (if you exclude his 69 point season)

I don't get why people have to bash Staal when talking about McDonagh. They're both going to be two of the better defensemen in the league. Remember that Marc is only 24. He's still got a long ways to go before he hits his prime
I don't get it either. McDonagh may one day surpass Staal (and how awesome would that be?). The bashing of Staal, though, is just stupid.

"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB
"Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
"Used to be only Twinkies and cockroaches could survive a nuke. I'd add Habs to that. I'm convinced the CH stands for Club du Hypocrisy." - Gee Wally
ECL is offline