Thread: Value of: Paul Stastny
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01-30-2013, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by marty111 View Post
I'm really not that high on Stastny. Aside from being a 1b top 70ish Center what kind of game does he bring that the Leafs need? Is he Physical? Good on draws? A two way center? Play the PK?

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He's responsible but not something that will blow you away defensively. Until ROR stepped into a defensive role, Stastny's line was generally used against opposing teams top lines. He is also quite strong on faceoffs and can play the PK with reasonable effectiveness. He isn't physical, however, and isn't going to blow you away with his speed or puck skills. More of a positional and cerebral playmaker. It's important to note though while he's not physical he isn't soft and can hold his own down low and along the boards, and on the defensive side of the game.

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