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03-29-2012, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Dagoon44 View Post
I know the guy is coming off a major concussion and I still think there is or was a disc injury to the neck .. He thrives on ice time and was averaging like 24 mins when he was dominate but now he has been drastically reduced to playing as the 5th guy with stu Bickel. I love Staal but it appears to me he is lagging and totally not the same person he was before the injury .. I know he needs time to return to form but I think there is either more to it or is he in torts dog house ? Dave Maloney stated he felt Marc was a step behind and looked to be behind, so my question is with all we have in system at the position do we look to move him?
He looks a step behind, a little tentative at times and seems to be thinking instead of using his instincts...BUT

The guy missed a lot of time and you never judge a player when he comes back mid-season from an injury I'll be concerned if he still doesn't have his game back next season.

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