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10-30-2012, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by garret9 View Post
At 30 years old Stapleton was good for our team's depth shaped out last season -- 3rd checking/grit line with 4th line being an offensive sheltered line -- and a solid PP option... But, I don't think he'd fit in a top9 system which our team is shaping out to be (for whenever the next season may be). He's not solid enough defensively to be on the third line and the fourth line will probably now be looked for small grit/energy minutes which fits better for players like Cormier, Slater, Thorburn, and Machacek.
He may be 30 - but he looks like he's 15. I say he has another 10 years left in the tank.

Probably the fastest 30+ year-old guy in the NHL last year. I for one enjoyed watching him play. Gave it 110% each shift.

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