The Toughest Staal: Marc Staal?
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03-17-2007, 01:06 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atlanta, B&R in NYC
If Marc Staal is as his brother states it goes in line with a player he reminds me of the most at this age, Larry Robinson and to a lesser degree Rod Langway. Robinson was not noted as a fighter, but you did not want to have to fight him. He was a good fighter for a guy not noted for dropping the gloves. Robinson started out very much like Marc Staal, not a noted offensive dman. His game evolved as he matured.
Langway was the same kind of player but ended up totally giving up his offensive game to become the prototypical defensive dman. But another guy who could throw them if he got PO'd.
If Marc Staal ends up similar to either player we have struck gold. I doubt he makes the team right out of camp. I expect him tostart the season in Hartford and around thanksgiving or christmas to be called up after he's gotten his feet wet and aclimated to the pro game.
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