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03-22-2013, 07:21 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.
And Toews is one of the better two way centers in the league. You can't make a statement like this and back it up. I'm not crying that we didn't take Toews because if we couldn't keep Sid, Geno, Staal we sure as hell couldn't keep Sid, Geno, Toews.

That said, there are some serious homer glasses going on here with Sutter. The dude is great, but Staal is definitely a better player.

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