Thread: Value of: Marc Staal to St. Louis
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12-04-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
One Callahan is enough. Let's get something we need.
Backes is an elite 2nd line center. He is better than Richards and Kesler and on par with Bergeron IMO. He is absolutely the missing piece on the forward corps as I don't think Stepan is a viable 2nd line center on a cup caliber team as of now.

Nash-Richards-Gaborik
Hagelin-Backes-Callahan
Kreider-Stepan-Pyatt
Haley-Boyle-Asham

Filthy.

In essence, it makes zero sense to move Staal for complimentary pieces like Steen, Polak, Perron, etc. If we are moving him, it's obviously for an upgrade on defense or an upgrade at center over Stepan. Two players that come to mind are Pietrangelo and Backes.

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