Thread: Value of: Marc Staal to St. Louis
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12-04-2012, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
Not so much an agitator, just a different mindset from their forwards.

I like Asham. Would like his desire to hit guys rub off on Boyle.

Chris Stewart on this Rangers team would be interesting.

Hagelin/Kreider - Richards/Stepan - Gaborik
Nash - Stepan/Richards - Callahan
Kreider/Hagelin - Boyle - Stewart
Rupp/Asham - Halpern - Pyatt/Asham

Nice problem to have
I think the mindset comes from the Rangers frequently being on their heels. If they were driving the play more often, they would come off as more aggressive. Hopefully, Torts tweaks the system to one that is more centered around greater puck possession or a more aggressive forecheck. The Rangers added a lot of speed recently and supposedly Torts is an adaptable coach. As for Stewart, I remember a few Dubinsky for Stewart suggestions since both struggled offensively last year. He seems like a good player that could still rebound. Staal for Shattenkirk and Stewart seems like a good idea even with Erixon gone as insurance.

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