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04-24-2013, 03:35 PM
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Really Jordan Staal is comparable to Plekanec, a great 2-way center but not someone you should rely on offensively. He's not getting that overpaid when you consider the Leafs give almost as much to Grabovski, though it makes you realize how absurd it is when people complain about Plekanec making 5M a year.
Its funny. I got laughed at here not too long ago saying Plekanec is comparable or even superior to Staal.

Plekanec always had better numbers than Staal, he simply doesn't have the hype. I blame the turtleneck, not having a far better older brothers, not being a high pick and the fact he's not a good canadian boy. Oh he could be a inch taller as well, which wouldn't make any actual difference on ice but looking at roster and seeing 6'0'' instead of 5'11'' would make a lot of people more secure about our toughness as a team. What makes (or made?) Staal better and SO ****** overrated in general is all kinds of superficial stuff and imagined intangibles combined with the incredible chance of playing behind Crosby and Malkin.

Staal is the perfect example of what the Habs should NOT target, players with trade value way higher compared to what they actually bring. Good professional scouting would mean searching for low profile players that actually have great but unappreciated potential.

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