Thread: Proposal: Marc Staal to LA
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12-29-2012, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
Again...why would the Rangers want to move Staal - a huge, young, mobile, shutdown defenseman?

An overpaid 3rd line center and a lesser defenseman doesn't seem like much incentive to me. What am I missing?
Agreed, no incentive for the Rangers. LA would be mad not take this deal.

Originally Posted by Richie Daggers Crime View Post
Staal is 25 and he's expendable already? I didn't know the children of the corn resided at MSG.
Hahahahah. Nice.

Originally Posted by johnjm22 View Post
I love Staal. Him and Brown have had some great battles.

That said, Greene is one of the top defensive defensemen in the league IMO. He's concussion free, isn't going to cost as much cap space as Staal, and is part of the leadership group of the team. LA says no.
Greene's up there and as fan of NYR who watches LA almost as much as he watches the Rangers, Staal when healthy is a clear cut better than Greene and is younger. Greene might be on a better contract and be the nastier defenseman, but Staal is FAR from a cream puff and is FAR MORE mobile and one on one much better defensively as well. Has more of an offensive upside too.

Originally Posted by Tortorella View Post
I see Marc Staal continues to get underrated.
Agreed. It's apparent how many people watch so little of him.

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