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12-23-2011, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by free0717 View Post
When Marc Staal comes back, he will be the first LD on the team and be paired with Girardi. Can either of McD or MDZ play the right side so they can be paired up?
First of all, when Staal comes back, there us no way in **** that Torts will throw him right into the fire. He will probably play 15 or so minutes a game and it won't be on the first pairing. The guy is just getting over a serious bout with pcs and so he needs to get back into game shape and reacclimated to the physical demands of his position. Playing defense is a totally different situation than throwing a Crosby or Giroux out there for 20+ minutes at center in their first games back and they play as if they've never been away.

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