Thread: Speculation: Jordan Staal V
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05-27-2012, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mpp9 View Post
Jesus we're back to this. Our own coach commented at the beginning of the season that he sees Staal netting 10+ more points on a healthy Pens team, due to his improved skating after a full offseason/training camp. Simple math, that's 60.

Give him a top six role with better linemates and PP time on another team, and it's pretty reasonable to assume he can squeeze out another 5-10.
I didn't disagree with any of that. Simply that he won't be given those factors (top six role, better linemates, PP time) on the Penguins.

If he is moved to another team and put as the 2nd line center, I expect him to put up 60+ points, but it won't be because Staal "broke out" after 6 years in the league, it'll be because he was given a more offensive minded role rather than a shutdown one.

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