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05-14-2012, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonialsHockey10 View Post
What makes him special is he's 6'4" but he's naturally lanky. No defenseman in the NHL has the combination of size, speed and pure athleticism of Staal. He'll either out-muscle you our out-smart you.

Obviously Chara and Pronger are/were more physically dominant because they are behemoths, but I don't think either of them has as many defensive weapons as Staal. If he scored he'd get more recognition.
Appreciate Staal's total package... He's the closest comparison we have to Larry Robinson from the 1970's Canadiens dynasty in this generation. Be grateful Rangers fans, that Glen Sather drafted an elite defensive defenseman with the #12 overall pick at the 2005 Entry Draft.

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