This comparison eluded me for the longest time but I just recently thought about it and I think it's a pretty accurate one. Both came in as more playmakerish, but both have proven able to score goals. Not saying that Staal is anywhere near accomplished as much as Lecavalier, but he could be pretty soon. Size coming out of Junior: Lecavalier: 6'4 180 Staal: 6'3 182 Last Junior Season: Lecavalier: 1997-98 Rimouski (Quebec) 58 44 71 115 Staal: 2002-03 Peterborough OHL 66 39 59 98 Frist Pro Season: Lecavalier: 1998-99 Tampa-Bay Lightning NHL 82 13 15 28 Staal: 2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 33 7 8 15 Lecavalier: GPG: 0.158 per APG: 0.182 per PPG: 0.341 per Staal: GPG: 0.212 per APG: 0.242 per PGP: 0.454 per Now right now Staal has the better first year pro numbers, but he could hit a slump. I just thought all this information was pretty interesting, but I can be a stat nerd at times. Who else thinks this comparison is a pretty decent one? All hype aside.