Not necessarily about the numbers, the kid is just all around better than all the others you've listed - Roz has some defensive problems, Mara can't soak up top two minutes, Redden is... Redden, and Girardi is one of those "tweener" types. Staal has soaked up somewhere in the neighborhood of 23 minutes + a game and didn't show any glaring weaknesses during it.
Precisely, he is the kid they hold most highly of probably anyone in the organization not named Lundqvist, he is going to be the anchor for their D for years, even if he isn't the top offensive D in the NHL.
I wish I would have seen Lawton's reaction when you thanked him for moving Dan Boyle. Posted via Mobile Device
He looked stunned - I swear to god, for a second it was like he thought I was going to pull a knife out and shank him. Then I said something about Ty being awesome in a year or two and he realized I was serious.