Thread: Proposal: All Things Jordan Staal
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04-26-2012, 08:29 AM
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static80
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Originally Posted by Jim Bob View Post
Was Chris Drury a 3rd line center in Buffalo?

That is the type of role that Staal would play in Buffalo.

It would be a 1a, 1b, 1c situation with Staal potentially playing with Pominville and Leino as a shutdown line with offensive abilities.

It wouldn't be the same as the situation he has in Pittsburgh.

I disagree with you strongly.

You put Staal right back in the same position as he was in Pittsburg, and if not him, then Hodgeson. Either way, that is the exact opposite of building a class organization.

You cannot seriously believe either Hodgeson, or Staal, would be happy playing on a diminished talent line in the "1c" as you call it (although it's still the 3rd line, no matter what how you try and spin it), role and be happy coming to Buffalo, do you?

If that is the case,

The reality is both Hodgson and Staal want line 1 or 2 role's, not a 1c role, where they've already played.

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