Marc Staal

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  1. FLYLine27*

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    Ive been reading up on him a bit and I really like what ive read. A very good defensive dman that could easily be #1 dman on the team. Where do you feel he was be picked around and who do you think he will turn into? (assuming he reaches his full potential)

    I think he'll be picked somewhere between 8-13 and he might turn into the next Foote.
     
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    I'm hoping that he falls a little bit because I'd expect the Isles to land between 10-20. Foote seems like a very good comparison but he could be even better.
     
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    I don't know about that. Foote's a very good defenseman. I'm not sold on Staal just yet. IMO he'll probably just end up being a 3rd defenseman.
     
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    The next Jay Mckee.
     
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    Ending up as a 3rd defenseman would make him an excellent top 15 pick. :dunno:
     
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    Is he related to Eric Staal? :dunno:
     
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    younger brother. he also has another brother playing for Peterborough
     
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    Jordon Staal. Another expected 1st rounder in 2006.
     
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    Isnt Jordon suppose to be the best of all 3 also?? I think I heard that on Hockey Day in Canada last year (that 12-15 hour show that featured all 6 canadian teams facing each other durning that day)
     
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    Jordan Staal's Stats

    Reg. Season
    66 GP 9 G 19 A 28 PTS +1 29 PIM

    Playoffs
    14 GP 5 G 5 A 10 PTS +7 16 PIM
     
  11. turnbuckle*

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    I think Staal may be picked as highly as fifth overall depending on the draft order. A team like Carolina would look very seriously at him with the fifth pick IMO, and not because his brother's on the team, but because the Canes really need defensive prospects.

    I really like Staal, as do my closest scouting friends, and would be shocked to see him slip out of the top ten. He'll be a highly dependable blueliner that will never give you Lidstrom-like numbers, but will more than take care of clearing the zone and the crease. I think Adam Foote is a good comparison - I see him as a Robyn Regehr type with perhaps a little less offence.
     
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    Hmm, those stats dont look all that good. Is there another younger brother by any chance?
     
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    I dont think so. Also, he's a rookie. His numbers look like he got rookie playing time for most of the reg. season. He stepped it up in the playoffs though.
     
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    He's a good player, calling him the best of the brothers was just typical draft hype. It shouldn't detract from him as a player.

    And there is a even younger brother, but he's not anywhere near the others in terms of NHL potential. I don't know if he'll even play in the OHL.
     
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    Those stats don't look that bad for a defensive dman on his rookie year.
     
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    yes there is a 4th brother...not sure but i think he's like 14

    and if they raise the draft age and phase it in then jordan staal would become a 2007 draft, so he's projected as a potential top 10 for next year and might end up with 2 years before his draft.
     
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    Those were Jordan's stats. He's actually a forward.
     
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    everything ive read about jordan said he is pretty much on the same path eric was at that age. he is considered more of a power forward than eric but they have nearly an identical skill level. dont look into the stats, as said before he was a rookie on the third line i believe. they said he was one of the pete's best players in the playoffs, we'll know if he's for real next season when he becomes a featured player.
     
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    Not everyone is going to put up Crosby-esque numbers in their rookie years.
     
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    I wasn't aware it was his rookie season.
     
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    Man Staal is great kid! I can see him as a top pairing guy in the future. Rock solid!
     
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    Staal strikes me as the kind of d-prospect who is a bit stuck in the middle and doesn't get pigeon-holed as easily as some of the others. He shows signs in just about every direction... he knows something about D, but he's not a big hitter, he knows something about rushing the puck, but he's not a big point producer, etc. I don't know who that makes him a comparable too, maybe more of an Eric Brewer? :dunno: He teases just enough that if you really believed he'd pull all the bits and pieces together, he'd be a top-5 candidate. But he hasn't done it yet, and who's to say if he ever will. I wouldn't be the one to pick him in the top-10, probably, but I wouldn't criticize anybody else for doing so. I just like to find an area of pizzazz in the guy I draft, that's all. Staal hasn't established his... yet. He might. :dunno: I liked him alot more in the playoffs though than early in the season. He started to Take Command a bit more, and if he keeps that up, I would be totally in the wrong to overlook him.
     
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    Good points BG and I can't say I disagree - he is by no means a shoo-in as a 1st pairing defenceman. What the scouts have been saying to me is that they think he'll be a better pro than he was a junior, if that makes any sense to you. They just feel that he does have that untapped potential that will be better realized at the NHL level. Again - he's never gonna be an offensive powerhouse, but scouts expect him to gain confidence in the offensive zone as he adds muscle and experience. I'd say Brewer comparisons are valid - and IMO if he's gonna be a Brewer type player, then in this draft you pick him in the top seven without question.
     
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    If he's going to be Eric Brewer, I'm not sure I pick him in the top-7, and I acknowledge I'd be a bit stupid not to... but I'm notoriously dense on defense picks and like to swing for the fences whenever a character forward isn't involved. I dunno. I like Brewer. Would I draft him in the top-7 this year? Hrm. Well, I won't have to worry about it, anyway. :) I'll enjoy watching Staal develop in the OHL next year, that much is for sure, and I won't be the least bit surprised if he does start making some cautious observers (like me!) look bad. (PS - if you don't know my track record yet on drafting defensemen, then this should be like a flashing neon sign saying PICK STAAL!!!!! ;) ).
     
  25. turnbuckle*

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    He he. I think there are six potentially solid first line players in this draft -

    Sid
    JJ
    Ryan
    Brule
    Pouliot
    Kopitar

    After that - you're looking at second-line forwards and second or third defencemen. Staal has the tools to be a solid second defenceman (ala Brewer) in this league - I think he's almost a gimme to be picked right after the top six.
     
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