Staal Has No Nonsense Game

staal2In Puck Daddy’s ranking of the top 25 defenseman in the NHL, Sam McCaig say this about Marc Staal who is ranked #20…

20. Marc Staal, NY Rangers: Physical rearguard is blending in some offense to his no-nonsense game.

…i’m going to preference this by saying I think Staal is a great defenseman and deserves the 20th ranking. Having said that, to me, he hasn’t lived up to expectations. I expected a complete defenseman when he came in. And while his defensive skill cannot be denied he has struggled on the offensive end. Maybe I’m being unrealistic but I was counting on double digit goals every year. Staal hasn’t eclipsed eight yet. And how about a little snarl in front of the net or god forbid a big hit?

…not sure what it is about Staal but I am way more excited about guys like McD, Sauer, Erixon and Del Zotto on the backline. I even feel for how good Staal is on defense that Girardi might be the Rangers best overall defenseman.

…criticize away. I can take it.

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Staal Has No Nonsense Game

staal2In Puck Daddy’s ranking of the top 25 defenseman in the NHL, Sam McCaig say this about Marc Staal who is ranked #20…

20. Marc Staal, NY Rangers: Physical rearguard is blending in some offense to his no-nonsense game.

…i’m going to preference this by saying I think Staal is a great defenseman and deserves the 20th ranking. Having said that, to me, he hasn’t lived up to expectations. I expected a complete defenseman when he came in. And while his defensive skill cannot be denied he has struggled on the offensive end. Maybe I’m being unrealistic but I was counting on double digit goals every year. Staal hasn’t eclipsed eight yet. And how about a little snarl in front of the net or god forbid a big hit?

…not sure what it is about Staal but I am way more excited about guys like McD, Sauer, Erixon and Del Zotto on the backline. I even feel for how good Staal is on defense that Girardi might be the Rangers best overall defenseman.

…criticize away. I can take it.

  Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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