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MARC STAAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Rangers dilemma with Marc Staal accelerates

Marc Staal is one year away from unrestricted free agency and the Rangers may have already missed their best opportunity to solve the dilemma. According to Larry Brooks, Staal may be seeking a multi year deal worth $5.5M per, which is entirely too much for the Rangers-bred defenseman. If Staal really is seeking the same six year, $30M contract that the Rangers gave Dan Girardi...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Staal Contract Extension Could Start at Six-Years, $5.5M Per

Another year, another anticipated contract battle as Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Marc Staal’s contract extension negotiations with the Rangers could start at six-year, $5.5 million per year as he could easily obtain that number on the open market next summer. In 460 career games, Staal has 27g, 84a. Last season he had 3g, 11a in the regular season and 1g, 4a...
Via NY Rangers Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Musings: What’s next? What is the ideal situation to trade Marc Staal?

Happy Almost-Three-Day-Weekend folks. A lot has gone on in Rangerland over the past few days, so let’s get to the musings. The Rangers have $14.6 million in cap space to fill six forward spots and one defense spot. If you allocate about $12 million to Derick Brassard ($4 million), Mats Zuccarello ($4.5 million) , Chris […] The post Musings: What’s next? What is the ideal situation...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins fans and media slam Marc Staal’s hit on Sidney Crosby

Well, folks, to the surprise of absolutely no one, the primary focus for Penguins fans and media on Tuesday morning and into the afternoon was not of Pittsburgh winning its second consecutive game or Marc-Andre Fleury recording his second consecutive shutout against a lackluster and extremely fatigued New York Rangers squad. No. The focus was […]
Via Ranger Nation
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranger Under Pressure: Marc Staal

Continuing Ranger Nation’s “Rangers Under Pressure” series that we’ve featured over the last week, today I’ll be examining the future of defenseman Marc Staal and where he fits in the Rangers’ plans both this season and beyond.   Of all the Rangers under pressure this upcoming season, I think Marc Staal has to be high […]
Via Ranger Nation
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Staal injury update: 2-3 weeks assuming no setbacks

It looks like we have some positive news on the Marc Staal front. Per Kevin Paul Dupont, the Rangers expect Staal to miss an additional two or three weeks, assuming no setbacks in the recovery process. That represents the best possible scenario, and is great news for Staal and the Rangers. Tweet
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Staal update: Out indefinitely, expected to make full recovery

The Rangers released a statement today about the status of Marc Staal: “Following an injury suffered in last night’s game vs. Philadelphia, Marc Staal was examined today in New York by Dr. Mark Fromer, ophthalmologist, and Dr. Mendel Markowitz, maxillofacial surgeon.  The injury has improved significantly and both doctors are optimistic that Marc will make a full recovery.  Staal...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Marc Staal takes puck to the eye against the Philadelphia Flyers

This was a very scary moment during the Philadelphia Flyers-New York Rangers game.  You know someone is hurt badly when your rival starts calling to your bench for a trainer.  Marc Staal was writhing around on the ground in very obvious pain, and the damage done is unclear at the moment. With 14:15 minutes left in the third period, Flyers defensemen Kimmo Timonen let this bomb...
Via Diehardsport
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Marc Staal Hit in Eye by Slap Shot (video)

Visors aren’t mandatory in the NHL, but the league might reconsider now. Rangers defenseman Marc Staal took a puck to the eye area on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. Check out a photo of the moment of impact below. document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-2f93c010aaa483bf555a03855...
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March 05, 2013  |  2 Comments

Musings: Why are people always saying to trade Marc Staal?

Did you know that Staal has brothers? (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Over the past few days, we’ve covered the need for a bottom-pairing defenseman here, here, here, here, and here. Suffice it to say, we think it’s a glaring hole that none on the current roster can adequately fill for a Stanley Cup contending team. But yet, despite that glaring hole, many think that the...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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