Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Which Staal is the Best?

Ryan Kennedy at The Hockey News wonders which Staal (Eric, Jordan or Marc) is the best in the NHL...

Kennedy on Marc...

"And don’t forget about Marc, the New York Rangers stalwart defenseman. He may have taken slightly longer to get into the spotlight, but NHL defensemen tend to be that way. This season he has been one of the Blueshirts’ best rearguards and though his game isn’t flashy, it’s certainly responsible. He leads New York in plus-minus right now with a plus-6 rating, made all the more impressive by the fact he only has six points to his name. That’s shutdown ‘D’ for ya."

...i'm pretty sure I can guess who Ranger fans would pick.

...Staal has become a top defenseman in the league in only his second year and, in my opinion, it's only a matter of time before he's up for a Norris Trophy nod. Our two high priced defensemen could learn a thing or two from Staal.

1 comment:

bpette02 said...

You gotta love Staal's game I think Renney needs to give him more ice time and responsibility. I'd try to match him up against other team's top forwards.
As this point obviously Eric is the best Staal.