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11-18-2012, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Stansfield View Post
Stylistically, he's the most similar. He's better defensively than pre-Hitchcock Modano was too.
Prettymuch what I was thinking with my pick of Eric. Modano/E Staal isn't all that far off, though no question that Modano was better defensively under Hitch then Staal was the past 2 years. Though part of that is also issues that Staal had with Maurice the last season and a half that Paul was in Raleigh. Basically when Muller took over Staal was a -18, meaning that over the remaining 57 games on a team that was pretty mediocre Staal was a respectable -2. Not a defensive dynamo, but not even close to a defensive liability either.

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