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05-26-2013, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by GWOW View Post
Staal isnt overrated because he's shown what hes capable of when healthy.

I just think (speaking of David Shaw and Barry beck) hes going to be one of those coulda-woulda-shoulda guys.

A healthy top-4 of Girardi-McDonagh and Staal-MDZ (if he moves) is something you dont **** with.
I disagree to an extent. Its something you mess with if you can replace Del Zotto with a real offensive defenseman. Del Zotto does not have the IQ, foot speed, or composure to be the player we need. That doesn't mean he isn't valuable. It just means he isn't what we need. IMO John Moore is someone to move forward with, more so than Del Zotto.

We need a defenseman that takes ownership of the puck, has the IQ, vision, foot speed, and composure to gain control of the puck, skate it through the neutral zone, establish entry into the offensive zone and start creating. Del Zotto doesn't have that ability.

Ideally this candidate would be right-handed. Ryan Murphy, Mathew Dumba, Adam Clendening, Ryan Sproul, Cody Ceci.

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