Thread: Value of: Marc Staal to Canes
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05-02-2013, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Highway to Cap Hell View Post
2012-2013: Marc Staal played most of the time with MDZ. Second most common d-pairing was Girardi (Stralman or whatever is not on here).

2011-2012: MDZ. Rest are forwards (again, no Stralman).

2010-2011: Marc Staal and Dan Girardi spent 70% of the time together.

2009-2010: Michal Rosival and Dan Girardi.


If traded to the 'Canes, Marc Staal would be the best defender on our team by far. It's really not up for debate unless you think Faulk is in contention.

Just because we don't have a player of the caliber of Girardi (which I disagree with: Faulk and Pitkanen) does not mean that Staal will experience a drop off. It isn't that simple. Suter went from playing with Weber to a 19 year old, and he went from top-5 at best to Norris contender, as an example.
As the best defender, he'd be up against top lines every night in the Canes D system. He hasn't done that the last couple of years and thus is in for a different challenge, including a heavier PK load.

The bigger point though was the asking price is way too high (Murphy + #5 + prospect) and there's very little salary offset.

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