Originally Posted by Garden Faithful
Staal doesn't force opponents forwards to keep their head up. He's barely cracking 210lbs and plays like it.
Regarding McIlrath - IMO, he appears to be a rich man's Daneyko (which might be better than a Marc Staal). He is never going to be a phenominal skater but will likely be a significant presence in the defensive zone. He's a 2nd line defenseman at best with more a physical upside than a skill upside. The Rangers need this type player and we can live with those attributes.
Last edited by NYSPORTS98; 08-17-2012 at 07:39 AM.
"We have been watching and waiting, but I wouldn't say we intend to continue to do that. I think you watch and wait to try and assess a situation and act accordingly. It might involve more waiting. It might involve moving in one direction or another. We've done plenty of watching and waiting. If we can move in a particular direction, we might do that."
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