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03-13-2007, 11:50 AM
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Maybe but I'd bet against it. For a defenseman to be a superstar he has to be a great scorer. I've never seen Staal but from what people post here he doesn't appear to be that.
First of all, from what I've read here and other places, they say he has the complete game, but focuses on his shutdown role.

Secondly, let me throw a name out there: Scott Stevens. Not saying he'll get there, but I think we'd all be MORE than happy if he approached the quality of Stevens, who after 1994 only broke 30 points once (with 31). That guy was the prototypical defensive defenseman and I'd say he was pretty universally recognized as a superstar, no? (And please don't throw back his early career numbers of around 50-55 points a game back at me - my grandmother could have stepped on the ice in the mid-late eighties and averaged at least 5-7 points a year.)

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