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03-22-2013, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by gordie View Post
Jordan Staal is not a frontline center like he is now expected to be in Carolina but he's a great supporting cast player especially playing behind Crosby and Malkin. The fact is in the 2006 Entry Draft if the Pens pick Toews over Staal the Pens don't win the cup in 2009 because some of Jordan Staal's defensive work was the reason the Pens were able to shut Detroit down in the 3 Final games at home.
How do you know for sure that we wouldn't have won more Cups with a Conn Smythe winner in Toews that led his team to a cup win without the luxuries of having Crosby/Malkin? You don't.

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