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05-13-2012, 12:46 PM
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I'm loving that Staalsy is playing this well, he's one of my favorite Rangers.

I wish he'd get more PP time. He's got a bomb from the point which I think would help our PP if we could set him up.

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He's Back, Baby!!!

He's got that patent pending board move in his own zone where he fakes one one and swivels back the other way and it works every time . You guys know what i'm talking about? I don't think i'm explaining it well lol

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If one of the NYR dmen go down, like Staal, any chance they'd bring up Redden?

Would they even be able to given his cap hit? Not sure how that works.

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05-13-2012, 03:58 PM
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If one of the NYR dmen go down, like Staal, any chance they'd bring up Redden?

Would they even be able to given his cap hit? Not sure how that works.
Not a chance. Erixon, Eminger, and Woywitka all get slotted first. Possibly Valentenkto too.

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05-13-2012, 04:05 PM
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Only ''for now''? Tough audience.


We have 4 guys right now who any team in the league would want. And the fact that we have them all is the foundation ( along with #30 ) of why we are where we are.
Keeping them all, if financially viable, is a must.
No kidding. Tortorella barely wants to play 5 d-men. I don't think getting rid of one of his best players/minute eaters would benefit the team in the least.

Of course we can just pick up one of those cheap top 4 d-men that are readily available, maybe we can trade Bickle, Mitchell and future considerations.

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05-13-2012, 04:32 PM
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I was worried about him.

If there was a Norris for the playoffs' first two rounds, he would get it.

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He was amazing last night. He's so calm with the puck in the corners and he's got that great reach. He was picking pockets all night long it was so awesome to watch. I think he is our best defensemen for getting the puck out of the zone cleanly. I can't wait to see him play next year with the full training camp but I'm definitely enjoying his game right now 100%.

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There is a reason he was considered one of the best defensemen in the game before the concussion issues....thankfully marc is reminding everyone with his playoff performance

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He was amazing last night. He's so calm with the puck in the corners and he's got that great reach. He was picking pockets all night long it was so awesome to watch. I think he is our best defensemen for getting the puck out of the zone cleanly. I can't wait to see him play next year with the full training camp but I'm definitely enjoying his game right now 100%.
This x1000. His patience in the defensive zone is astounding. I remember a time last night where he held the puck in our zone, battled a few guys and actually skated the puck up to their blue line before passing it.

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05-13-2012, 09:18 PM
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He's been tremendous for us, that concussion was a blessing in disguise as he has fresher legs
Absolutely correct in that regard. Hopefully he'll have a big series against thr Devils.

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He's been a monster but IMO he'd be even better if he'd been healthy all year. He's definitely playing great.
Clearly now is the time to trade him. Probably for someone on Edmonton's roster.

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Him and Hank have been my two MVP thus far in the playoffs. That tell you how good he is playing. Hes not flashy, but if you really watch the Rangers you see how valuable he is. Not only that seeing other team D and than watching him it that much more pleasing that we have him. Hes just a rock.

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Clearly now is the time to trade him. Probably for someone on Edmonton's roster.
I hope that is a joke, hes def untouchable. No trade for anyone.

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05-13-2012, 10:23 PM
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There is a reason he was considered one of the best defensemen in the game before the concussion issues....thankfully marc is reminding everyone with his playoff performance
yep i said before the concussion top 10 D in the game and i stand by that even more. HEs moving up the list quickly.

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There is a reason he was considered one of the best defensemen in the game before the concussion issues....thankfully marc is reminding everyone with his playoff performance
a lot had to do with his name ...

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yep i said before the concussion top 10 D in the game and i stand by that even more. HEs moving up the list quickly.
Absolutely, Staal was beginning to take over games last season when he was healthy, something I haven't seen McDonagh (although I'm sure it will come) or Girardi do.

He can be a force out there.

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Absolutely, Staal was beginning to take over games last season when he was healthy, something I haven't seen McDonagh (although I'm sure it will come) or Girardi do.

He can be a force out there.
Marc stopped a ****ing 3 on 1 TWICE single-handedly.

A three-on-one chance, and Staal broke up both potential plays with fantastic defensive awareness.

He's an elite defenseman. You're 100% correct. He's still the best d-man on our roster, despite how good McD is now.

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05-14-2012, 12:05 AM
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He's Back, Baby!!!

He's got that patent pending board move in his own zone where he fakes one one and swivels back the other way and it works every time . You guys know what i'm talking about? I don't think i'm explaining it well lol
I think you explained it perfectly. And I definitely agree.

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05-14-2012, 12:11 AM
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Welcome to the party red. You showed up at exactly the right time.

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Marc stopped a ****ing 3 on 1 TWICE single-handedly.

A three-on-one chance, and Staal broke up both potential plays with fantastic defensive awareness.

He's an elite defenseman. You're 100% correct. He's still the best d-man on our roster, despite how good McD is now.
What makes him special is he's 6'4" but he's naturally lanky. No defenseman in the NHL has the combination of size, speed and pure athleticism of Staal. He'll either out-muscle you our out-smart you.

Obviously Chara and Pronger are/were more physically dominant because they are behemoths, but I don't think either of them has as many defensive weapons as Staal. If he scored he'd get more recognition.

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05-14-2012, 01:18 AM
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Absolutely correct in that regard. Hopefully he'll have a big series against thr Devils.
...wait, what is this? Has Marc Staal finally impressed drew?!

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Clearly now is the time to trade him. Probably for someone on Edmonton's roster.
No way we should trade any of our top 4.

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No way we should trade any of our top 4.
That was a joke. I recall many "Trade Staal" threads. Need to give up our assets to get more snipers.

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He's finally dominating in the corners like he used to. He still looks a little bit slow laterally, but that's just a lack of conditioning which is to be expected. Great stick work and is laying the body regularly. Glad to see him returning to form. Now maybe people will realize he's not so easily replaceable.

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What makes him special is he's 6'4" but he's naturally lanky. No defenseman in the NHL has the combination of size, speed and pure athleticism of Staal. He'll either out-muscle you our out-smart you.

Obviously Chara and Pronger are/were more physically dominant because they are behemoths, but I don't think either of them has as many defensive weapons as Staal. If he scored he'd get more recognition.
Yep. Like JPP on the Giants, who's not only a physical beast but is more athletic than anybody too; not many with his mass can bend and torque like him. Staal, while not on that same level, has such ridiculous lower body strength, combined with his natural body structure, he's a very interesting physical specimen.

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