Thread: Proposal: Marc Staal
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04-28-2013, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
Listen, I get that we've all thought, wow, all the Staal brothers could play for Carolina...wouldn't that be something. But at the present time, the Rangers organization is trying to win a championship. Either this year, or next year, or the year after. And Marc Staal is a huge piece of that puzzle. I'm not telling you what Marc plans to do 2+ years from now. But you know what, I bet Marc Staal hasn't made any decisions on what he plans to do that far down the road either. So you can think about it all you want...but that won't change the fact that the Rangers hold him as one of the highest valued pieces in the organization and they will not be pro-actively dealing him away when they are trying to win now. After next season they'll open discussions on an extension. If the team is getting mixed messages from him then they'll evaluate how to proceed as they enter the final year of his contract. But rightfully so they aren't focused on that now. Simply put, Marc Staal will be a Ranger through at least the end of the 2013-2014 season. I'm putting it in writing and I'll bet anyone who believes otherwise.
It's not that we've all thought about it, it's that it's being written about now. Where there's smoke, there's fire. Marc Staal is a fantastic player, but if the only way the Rangers can win a championship is with Marc Staal than that's bad. The team can still make adjustments. They aren't going to be playing with 5 D-men. There are moves that can be made. Again, this is based on what Marc's intentions are, and there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING wrong with assessing the situation NOW.

It is an issue. The extent to which nobody knows. But all we can do is make educated guesses on it.

When you've got a highly respected guy like Freidman talking about it, then personally it makes me think.

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