Thread: Proposal: Marc Staal
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04-29-2013, 11:24 AM
Thirty One
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Which is why it's the correct definition. True "#1 defensemen" are few and far between. #1 guys are "do it all" players. They play the hardest minutes and are a major factor in the offensive zone as well. Staal is a top-pairing defender without question, but he is not a true #1 at this point.
To me, #1 defenseman is mathematically defined. Just like the number of starting goalies and state senators.

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