Marc Staal

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  1. bruins4777*

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    So what was up with this guy's hype? He certainly doesn't look like anything special with his numbers? Is it just cause he was eric's brother? I heard there was a lot of hype last year, but it faded cause of a poor season this year, but i looked at his numbers from last year and they were quite poor.

    Anyways, what was so great about this guy?
     
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    I've only seen him play once and from what I've seen, he looks fairly defensively sound. He didn't do anything special, but he didn't do the mistakes you'd expect from a young player. IMO, last year's hype was mainly because of his name, but he looks like a solid prospect. I think he's also a good leader.
     
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    I didn't think there was that much hype around Marc last year. Jordan Staal gets more hype than Marc and even in that case its not that bad.

    Marc was talked about being a 1st rounder but I don't think most knowledgable posters had him in their top 10. And I don't think his stats are that bad for a d-man.

    From the little I've seen and from what I've read, Marc is solid at both ends of the ice and has good size for a d-man. He looks like he will be a good 2nd pairing d-man and I think he will go in the 2nd half of the 1st round around the 20-30 spot.
     
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    staal appears to be the type of guy who does his job with little fanfare, day in and day out. good size, good skills, good character- i think similarly to mark stuart in 2003 (and maybe kesler as well), staal will be the guy they list as the "safe pick". you can grab a guy with a bigger ceiling, but staal gives you a more certain outcome IMO.
     
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    As a person who sees Staal play on a regular basis, I'd have to agree with most of the posts so far. He is decent offensively, and great defensively in his own zone. I'd like him to bulk up a bit more and play more physically if he wanted to get himself into the first half of the first round. He's not flashy but gets the job done and logs a ton of minutes on the Sudbury blueline. As for a comparison, no one really comes to mind immediately, but if he turned out as a good NHLer, Mattias Ohlund and maybe Eric Brewer come to mind.
     
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    I remember hearing Eric Staal say that the youngest of his brothers was incredible. Is this Mark? Or is Jordan the youngest?
     
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    no, there's a 4th one. Can't think of his name off the top of my head. Jared maybe?
     
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    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=76907

    it says left wing....
    His brotehr jordan's numbers aren't that great either...
    If they're defensemen it would make the most sense. But i went into them seeing as they were forwards.
    I've heard a bunch of people call him a defensemen but hockey db says left wing and right wing i think for jordan :dunno:
     
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    The youngest is Jared http://www.thunderbaykings.com/bantam/stats.html

    Jordan is a center and plays on the 3rd line, he's been very impressive. Stats don't mean much as a 16 year old, because in a lot of cases they're 3rd/4th line players or just not getting a lot of ice time.
     
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    Marc Staal is definitely a defenceman.
     
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    Marc isn't that great from what I've seen, but he has the tools and the pedigree to be a good player... He'll be a 1-2nd round pick and if he models his game he could turn out to be a 3-4 NHL dman IMO

    Jordan Staal is VERY young for a 16year old in this league he's one of the youngest players in the league and Peterborough isn't rushing his development they've eased him in and he's got 18 points which is solid. When Ive seen him play he's showed excellent skills and the potential to be like his brother Eric. Just a bigger version
     
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    That sounds damn good. Isn't eric already something like 6'2 or 6'3 already? He's as skinny as a toothpick though
     
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    Marc Staal is actually my top pick for the Devils this year. We have enough depth up front. We need a good two way defensmen.

    Staal, Hale, Martin, White and DeMarchi in the future would be impressive to say the least.
     
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    I like Marc Staal, he is a solid defecemen and he'll go in the 1st round, the team that selects him will have a very good prospect. He has a very good future, and I see him as a top 4 guy with a great defensive game.
     
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    So can someone clarify this: Jordan, Jared and Eric are forwards, while Marc is a defenseman??

    And so far, Eric is the best prospect, and Jared hasn't played in the O yet?

    :dunno:
     
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    Marc Staal has looked very very good. He plays so much for Sudbury and rarely makes mistakes.
     
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    I thought there was a 5th brother as well.
     
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    There are actually 8 of them, but 4 aren't born yet! :eek:
     
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    you made a funny :lol:
     
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    i saw Jordan play a month or so ago against Plymouth. He looked very good for a 16 year old. he's huge.
     
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    Big fan of Marc... think of a guy like Woywitka... does alot of things well, but doesn't have that one aspect that blows you away. Probably end up as a decent top 4 guy.
     
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