Marc Staal vs. Ryan Parent

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  1. Gags1288

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    How would you compare these WJC defense partners? Both are primarily defensive defenseman, though Marc Staal has shown more offensive ability in the OHL. Both are pretty similar size and move pretty well, certainly for their size. Staal was the 12th pick in 2005, Parent the 18th pick.

    So how do they compare? Who is better, why, and by how much?
     
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    Both are great prospects but I will take Marc Staal.
     
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    A Flyers fan creating a thread about Parent? I didn't see that coming. ;) Staal is probably better but both are very good.
     
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    Staal has the higher profile name, and the better offensive game,

    but I take the suffocating, lightning fast, great first passing shutdown guy over that, any time. I've said this all along, and now I can say it without being a homer.

    Philly, you have a GEM. Parent is the next Regehr.
     
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    the question is: how is Staal not a great first passing shutdown guy? You act as if Staal isn't everybit the defensive player that Parent is. This isn't an either or thing, Staal and Parent are BOTH great defensive players, and the defensive zone is where they will both earn they're paychecks in the future.
     
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    I was trying to get an idea as to just how good the kid is and what better way to do that then to compare him to a great D prospect and future division rival in Staal?
     
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    I'm confused..Staal over Staal? Because you're pretty much describing Staal. Staal might not be blazing fast but has more of a physical side then Parent and like you said, offensive side.
     
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    Ill take Parent. I thought he was the best defenseman in the WJC the year Staal won the honor. He owned Phil Kessel. Not going to be an offensive dynamo, but looks to be a great shutdown defenseman.
     
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    it's a perfeclty fine comparison, they both play similar, defense first games. Both will be very good shut down defensmen in the NHL. The differance is that Staal has shown a much better two way game, up to this point, than Parent has.
     
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    The thing I like most about what I'm hearing regarding Parent is that he'll be a tremendous fit with Joni Pitkanen. Joni plays his best hockey paired with a defensive defenseman and if Parent develops, they could make a tremendous 1st pair.

    How many years away do people think that Parent is? Will he spend a year or two in the AHL before making the jump or is he pretty much ready?
     
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    he played in the playoffs for the Admirals last season, and struggled a bit. I'd say that he could likely use a full year in the AHL next year..with some callups to see how he handles it...but who knows. on a rebuilding team, maybe they just want to let him dive right in rather than get his feet wet.
     
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    Ed Snider tonight: "We don't know what rebuilding is". The Flyers are going to be EXTREMELY active in free agency this year so I don't think they'll be counting on Parent.
     
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    Gags and Knuble say they're going to Sweden them selfs in the summer and convincing Foppa to come back.
     
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    Where is Parent right now?
     
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    He's in the OHL, playing for Guelph.
     
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    staal, really easy answer
     
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    He's currently injured.
     
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    And he has chronic back problems according to Al Morganti.
     
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    ok... that's a nice way to start a hockey career
     
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    This is simply an adapted copy of the post that put in the related Parent/Johnson thread...

    Ask the Flyers... they couldn't give a poop...

    They've got Ryan Parent... Staal isn't even in their consideration...

    So, for them, Parent is the best...
     
  21. Gags1288

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    He was diagnosed with a bulging disk, which he played with during the WJC and was still very very good. Saying that it is a chronic back problem is jumping the gun on Al's part, but that is nothing new for him.
     
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    Mrac Staal is going to be better
     
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    Ah, Mrac, the little known "5th Staal". He's the Billy Preston of Thunder Bay.
     
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    Based on current projections, I wouldn't take one over the other and would be ecstatic at having either of them.

    Neither plays a very flashy style but they're very efficient defensemen. The kind of guy you rarely hear about on the news but the day he gets injured, his team goes on a losing streak.
     

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