The Official Jordan Staal Thread, Part III
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05-10-2012, 12:15 PM
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I keep hearing from reliable media people he doesn't want to play wing. Why?
Because he knows he will struggle there. A guy like Staal knows he is better at center than wing - he isn't stupid.
What makes you think Malkin won't struggle there?
As I wrote before, when you look at all three of the centers, the one who looked best on the wing actually was Staal, but it was with Malkin as his center and it's something that hasn't been tried since their rookie seasons.
You know, part of me wonders how much Malkin would look forward to being the sacrificial lamb for that dumb *** Bylsma stretch pass that gets the winger up ice standing still to make a chip as he's getting pounded by two guys.
Jiggy: Question for you, since you watch the Leafs (I just put this in the buy or sell thread) . . .
BUY OR SELL: BRIAN BURKE WOULD RATHER HAVE JORDAN STAAL THAN RICK NASH
. Just wondering, if he's going to give up the farm, who his first target will be . . .
EDIT: I just got two BUY right out the gate. You think about what Columbus was asking for Nash, what Toronto probably would be willing to pay this summer. And, here you've got a situation where Staal's value may be in the ball park (maybe even comparable). THIS is why I think Shero listening turns into a bidding war like nothing we've seen, why Shero actually gets an overwhelming offer, and why Staal will be moved, most likely before the draft. It's not that I WANT to see him go. It's that when the best offer is considered and all the pros and cons are weighed, it will make too much sense not to pull the trigger as a hockey decision (although you never know how sentiment will factor).
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