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01-26-2012, 12:49 PM
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No, but when someone uses "he is what he is", that has a tone of resignation and not a phrase that is often used with top-flight defensemen.
The top flight defensemen in the league have much better overall games than Staal does. I hate to keep bringing up offensive abilities as a sticking point but given a choice between a real good defenseman with great offensive abilities vs a great defensive defenseman with limited offensive abilities, I'm taking the former of the two everytime.
If, for argument sakes, we had a chance to trade for a Subban(hypothetically bc he's not going anywhere despite rumors to the contrary) and we had to give up a Staal, you do that deal in a heartbeat no questions asked because it would make the Rangers a much better team and that is really the bottom line.
Teams like Ottawa, St. Louis or Detroit would never trade players like Eric Karlson, Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk or a Kronwall straight up for Staal in a million years!
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