MARC STAAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers Talk Neil Hit

After last night’s game, Marc Staal was so infuriated with Chris Neil’s late hit he refused to speak with the press as he was too livid to talk. Staal, who is fine physically, was assessed a double minor for roughing after he jumped Neil in response to the predatory hit that was somehow unpenalized. The extra minor on Staal destroyed any possibility of the Rangers tying the game...
Via NY Rangers Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Staal ‘definitely’ wants new Rangers deal sorted this summer

Simply put, Marc Staal doesn't want to go through what now former teammate Ryan Callahan went through, an exaggerated and elongated contract negotiation.By Nyr3188 via Wikimedia Commons"You can say all you want that it's not on your mind and it's not a distraction, but it's something that has to weigh on you," Staal told the New York Post. "For me,...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers to be without Marc Staal

The last stretch of the NHL regular season is starting in just over twenty-four hours and the injured news seems to keep getting tougher. The New York Rangers have reported that Marc Staal is out with a lower body injury. Staal has been sidelined for the last three practices due to back spasms. He is questionable for the first game back on Thursday night against the Chicago Blackhawks...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 25, 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

Should the Rangers trade Staal?

One of the keys to remaining an elite franchise in the NHL – or any sports league for that matter – is the ability to continually evolve, integrate players, coaches and systems and build a solid foundation on which a club grows. In the NHL, the best example in recent times has been the Detroit Red Wings. Despite never enjoying the benefit of lottery draft picks, the Wings found...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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