Offseason moves part 2
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06-09-2012, 02:58 PM
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If you are talking about being overrated by the Pens fanbase I would agree with you, but I think most people in the hockey world know what Staal is. A big centre, that is great defensively, good on FO's and has pretty good offensive skill.
I do think Staal has room to grow, but I think 1 or 2 70 point seasons playing on a top line would be the absolute most anyone could ever expect out of him in an ideal environment.
except he isn't that good on faceoffs!
He may have been at 51% this year, but its the first time he has cracked 50% in his career, prior to this season his best was 48.3% and 2nd best was 47%. Maybe he is improving, or maybe it was just a good year.
I personally am not willing to butcher our already weak defense for a younger version of Langkow.
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