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04-16-2007, 04:20 PM
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Brooks note implying Staal to come to NY when playoffs end

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04162007...rry_brooks.htm

The moment Marc Staal is finished making the OHL playoffs his valedictory junior coming-out and going-away party, he is likely to join the Rangers and give the head coach options he requires if the Blueshirts go deep into the tournament.

And Davisian...yo!!


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I read that this morning and i'm not sure how I feel about it honestly. While I think he will do great in the NHL, I dont know if thrusting him into the Stanley Cup playoffs are the best way to go. I can however see him going into the PO's with the pack, but i'm not sure if its such a good idea to throw him into the NHL right away.

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http://www.nypost.com/seven/04162007...rry_brooks.htm

The moment Marc Staal is finished making the OHL playoffs his valedictory junior coming-out and going-away party, he is likely to join the Rangers and give the head coach options he requires if the Blueshirts go deep into the tournament.

And Davisian...yo!!

i am telling you now, the idea to bring in a 20 yearold kid right into the playoffs should show you how dumb Brooks is. seriously, hellen keller could have given me more insight into hockey

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Yeah I dont think this would be a good idea. I was pretty surprised to see Brooks implying this, but it wouldnt be the first time he pulled something out of his ass. We already have a surplus of defensemen as is with Rachunek coming back (not saying hes as good as Staal, but he experienced in the playoffs) why would we force a kid in there.

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i am telling you now, the idea to bring in a 20 yearold kid right into the playoffs should show you how dumb Brooks is. seriously, hellen keller could have given me more insight into hockey
yep just about word for word what i was going to say.

a TERRIBLE article by brooks.

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Brooks is lost... Nothing new here.

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i am telling you now, the idea to bring in a 20 yearold kid right into the playoffs should show you how dumb Brooks is. seriously, hellen keller could have given me more insight into hockey
Not sure if the Pack would be that great a challenge for him. Spending time with the Big Club, even if he doesn't play a game, could be a good for his development.

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I read that this morning and i'm not sure how I feel about it honestly. While I think he will do great in the NHL, I dont know if thrusting him into the Stanley Cup playoffs are the best way to go. I can however see him going into the PO's with the pack, but i'm not sure if its such a good idea to throw him into the NHL right away.
I suppose goalies are different but I would imagine there was a similar sentiment in Montreal before the 1986 playoffs.

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absolutely agree, a great experience for him regardless if he plays.
Avery talks about his run with Detroit in 2002 as priceless experience even though he didn't play at all.

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I suppose goalies are different but I would imagine there was a similar sentiment in Montreal before the 1986 playoffs.
Perhaps but Roy had played 40+ games before the playoffs.

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I think joining the Wolfpack for a Calder Cup run and playing 20-something minutes a night would be more valuable than watching the Rangers from the press box.

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Not sure if the Pack would be that great a challenge for him. Spending time with the Big Club, even if he doesn't play a game, could be a good for his development.
well we won't know until he suits up for the pack for a game or two, won't we?

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Not sure if the Pack would be that great a challenge for him. Spending time with the Big Club, even if he doesn't play a game, could be a good for his development.
I'm also wondering, if the team gets hit with injuries on the blue line, where does Staal fall in the heirarchy of replacements? Who's a better or more likely choice to cover for an injured defenseman?

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I think joining the Wolfpack for a Calder Cup run and playing 20-something minutes a night would be more valuable than watching the Rangers from the press box.
thats because you are a thinker

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thats because you are a thinker
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I think joining the Wolfpack for a Calder Cup run and playing 20-something minutes a night would be more valuable than watching the Rangers from the press box.

Yep, the Pack would still be a great opportunity to learn what pro playoffs are like. And with the Pack he would see a lot more icetime.

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I'm also wondering, if the team gets hit with injuries on the blue line, where does Staal fall in the heirarchy of replacements? Who's a better or more likely choice to cover for an injured defenseman?
Rachunek/Pock first then id guess Liffiton, or any of the other Hartford boys, then Staal.

I just dont think the club will be short sighted enough to throw this kid into a stanley cup playoff like this with almost 0 pro experience under his belt...especially as overwhelmed as he looked in the preseason.

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Well if he does come here, hopefully he does things like this often.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfLGBti_BUI

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Well if he does come here, hopefully he does things like this often.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfLGBti_BUI
No, we hope he plays consistent defense and limits plays such as that from the likes of Crosby and Malkin for the next decade

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let me also add that Hartford plays a similar style to the Rangers, it would be much easier to implement someone from there than staal. i higihly doubt sudsbury plays a similar style to the Rangers.

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No, we hope he plays consistent defense and limits plays such as that from the likes of Crosby and Malkin for the next decade
I know. I know thats not his style, but it definitely wouldn't hurt to do that sometimes hehe

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wouldnt be surprised if staal came up to the big club just to be around the team and practice.

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absolutely agree, a great experience for him regardless if he plays.
Avery talks about his run with Detroit in 2002 as priceless experience even though he didn't play at all.
Did he play 40 games? I thought it was much, much less. He won Rookie of the Year the next year, right?

So he did. I checked and he played 47 games.

I will plead the fact that I was not yet 13 in the middle of that season.

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My gut says...

no way to a 20 year old in the playoffs. Unfortunately, though, I've seen Staal play zero times this season and do not know how he's developed mentally and physically. Heck, could Staal play Pock's 8 minutes? I really do not know.

And if he's not going to play in the NHL, I think he should be helping the 'Pack win a Championship.

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Don't like this suggestion at all, thank god Brooks isn't our general manager.

Larry, you're a decent writer, but please do not even suggest something like this, thanks.

I think we all agree that it would be best for him to pull a Dubinsky, and join Hartford for their playoff run. Not only would he be getting 15-20 minutes a night, and a plethora of experience, but it would be a huge boost to the Pack's chances of going all the way. Staal has absolutely dominated the junior circuit, and is more than ready for the AHL.

Give this kid his shot ASAP.

I do have a strong feeling that he will be up with the Rangers next season though. Something tells me from the little that I've seen that he just looks like a man amongst kids out there, and that his smarts are on a level that the others couldn't even fathom. I think he'll be ready.

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