At ESPN Insider, Craig Custance looks at 10 players who could swing their team from “good to great,” players who could end up deciding which direction their team is heading in this season.
One of those players listed is Marc Staal, who provides a “big swing” for the Rangers as they deal with high expectations.
In the Daily News, Pat Leonard predicts Marc Staal to have a “monster” season and provide John Tortorella with three top pairing defensemen.
Dan Girardi has said that anything is possible for Marc Staal this season.
This season, Staal has a goal and two assists, 13 hits, 8 blocked shots and is a plus two. He played nearly 26 minutes on Saturday against the Maple Leafs and is averaging 22:43 per game this season. He is seeing over 3:30 on the PK.