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04-29-2013, 11:13 AM
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He's never topped 29 points in his career. You can bend the stats however you like, but a true #1 defender is elite in both ends of the ice. Staal is elite defensively, but average offensively.
By that definition there are only a handful of #1 defensemen. Certainly nowhere close to 30. You don't have to be an elite offensive force to be considered a #1 dman. Marc Staal would be the best dman on at least half the teams in the league.
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