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09-18-2009, 01:49 PM
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What's with the Marc Staal hate?

Seriously, is he involved in like a huge criminal organization? What has he done to deserve so much bashing? He's slightly overrated by Ranger fans, but he's our #1 dman and should receive a lot of attention from us. I'm starting to read comments about how he's the most overrated player in the league. Give me a break, what does he have to do for people to realize he's a great talent?

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09-18-2009, 01:51 PM
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He plays in NY. Therefore, he must be overrated.

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09-18-2009, 01:51 PM
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So much bashing? What, did 2 posters say that? Who gives a turkey what they think....

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So much bashing? What, did 2 posters say that? Who gives a turkey what they think....
Seriously? He gets crap in every corner of this forum.

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staal is clearly our top dman, if anybody says otherwise they're just not watching the games

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09-18-2009, 01:59 PM
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What have people been ragging on him for???

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staal is clearly our top dman, if anybody says otherwise they're just not watching the games
And right now, that's not really saying much. I don't hate Staal. Actually like him very much but it's the same old story. He's not as good as NYR fans would have you believe and not as bad as fans of rivals would have you believe. He's definetly shown alot in a very fast time though. And that's always a good sign.

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09-18-2009, 02:05 PM
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he's a Ranger.

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09-18-2009, 02:06 PM
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Seriously? He gets crap in every corner of this forum.
Except, ironically, the one in which you created this thread.

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09-18-2009, 02:21 PM
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Seriously? He gets crap in every corner of this forum.
By non-Ranger fans. Everyone loves to hate on the Rangers. I've read posts lately where guys mention the worst contracts in the league and someone Gomez is now being left off the list...lol.

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09-18-2009, 02:22 PM
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The only people who think Staal is overrated are Western fans who just see the name and see the statline and just assume that he gets the attention he does because of his last name. Every Islanders, Devils, Flyers, and Penguins fan knows how good he is.

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09-18-2009, 02:35 PM
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Its because he doesnt score like Mike Green. I think some people forget the importance of Defensive defensmen. There arent a ton of shutdown guys like him in the league anymore.

And to be fair several isles fans came to his defense on the main board, so that tells you something.

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09-18-2009, 02:37 PM
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Funny because a couple of weeks back there was a thread on the main board that asked posters to identify their favorite player from each team and at least 50 percent of them picked Marc Staal for the Rangers.

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09-18-2009, 02:41 PM
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I can't even manufacture imagined indignation for this meaningless nonsense. Why would anyone care if someone doesn't like a player. It reminds me of the stupid, crazy behavior of creepy atletes who scream about respect all the time while failing to understand that respect has to be earned.

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09-18-2009, 02:42 PM
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Interesting... I don't really read that much negative stuff about him, on the Rangers forum at least.

As for the the other parts of the forum... don't even bother with that stuff. There's no winning an argument on HFboards... you can argue for a week and still wind up right where you started in the end. Most of these people base their opinion on stats and having watched him maybe a handful of times. Unfortunately with a guy like Staal, you can't judge his value unless you watch the guy every day. I do the same thing sometimes and I'm trying to stop. Realistically though, how many times a season do you watch another team play that's not yours? I watch every team maybe 3-4 times a season and so do other people probably (disregarding teams in our division).

I think he was overrated a year ago, but Rangers fan hardly every talk about him anymore. Find me the last Staal thread. And don't tell me because we're calling him a number #1 defenseman we're overrating him, because he CAN be that... we've seen it.

I think Staal is solid and is our best defenseman on most nights. There's definitely room for improvement though. I think we'll see some this season

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09-18-2009, 03:00 PM
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If he was on any other haters team he would be considered great. Cause he's a ranger he's overrated. That's how this place works.

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Because he doesn't pump out Youtube highlights.

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In the top ten under 25 defenseman thread, people were tearing Marc Staal apart. "ZOMG why is Marc Staal on this list!!!! He is garbage" stuff like that.

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Because he doesn't pump out Youtube highlights.
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somebody stopped me on the street on my way to pick up nhl 10 while I was wearing my white Staal jersey. Im going to quote him here..."Dude, Seriously? a Staal jersey? wow.."
Thats when I punched him in the vagina, and stole his nhl 10.
edit: about 90% of this story is true

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09-18-2009, 03:46 PM
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somebody stopped me on the street on my way to pick up nhl 10 while I was wearing my white Staal jersey. Im going to quote him here..."Dude, Seriously? a Staal jersey? wow.."
Thats when I punched him in the vagina, and stole his nhl 10.
edit: about 90% of this story is true
You shouldn't have given him that game back

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09-18-2009, 03:51 PM
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And right now, that's not really saying much. I don't hate Staal. Actually like him very much but it's the same old story. He's not as good as NYR fans would have you believe and not as bad as fans of rivals would have you believe. He's definetly shown alot in a very fast time though. And that's always a good sign.
Yup, Staal is by far the best defenseman on the Rangers, but if you look at his competition, it's easy to see why. I'd like to think he's one of the Top Defensemen Under 25 in the league, but I can see why some people wouldn't.

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The only people who think Staal is overrated are Western fans who just see the name and see the statline and just assume that he gets the attention he does because of his last name. Every Islanders, Devils, Flyers, and Penguins fan knows how good he is.
This is true as well. Usually Vancouver fans get their panties twist whenever they see Staal's name brought up because they think Edler is better. But Vancouver fans are always bitter when it comes to the Rangers (Lundqvist v. Luongo, Messier, etc.), probably because they aren't over '94. I'd take everything they say with a grain of salt...

Our Atlantic Division rivals always give Staal the utmost respect. When I lurk on our rival boards, Devils and Islanders fans usually give Staal his due...

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09-18-2009, 04:01 PM
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Chicks don't go for defensive defensemen.

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09-18-2009, 04:35 PM
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Staal is a good man. If his name wasn't Staal he wouldn't be in the top 10 d men under 25.
That is not a bash just a fact.
I actually like the Staal-Girardi pairing , hope they get the opportunity to grow this season.

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09-18-2009, 04:39 PM
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Who cares.. Rangers fans know exactly how important Staal is to the future of this team. Down the road, when the Rangers have one of the best up and coming defense corps in the NHL(led by Staal), those who put him down will be eating their words..

Staal*Girardi*McDonagh*Del Zotto*Gilroy*Sanguinetti*

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