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Missing Staal

It is clear that while watching the New York Rangers so far this season, that there is something missing on their blue line and for the Rangers, it is defenseman Marc Staal.

Staal, an all-star defenseman last season for the Blueshirts, is a defenseman who can make smart outlet passes, use the body, block shots and contribute offense every once in awhile. He is a force on the blue line for the Blueshirts and when in the lineup, is the club’s best defenseman.

Without him, the team’s defensive corps has looked quite porous so far. They have been allowing a lot of shots, have been caught out of position several times and have also made many questionable decisions with the puck.

Luckily for the Blueshirts, their goaltending duo of Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron have been there to bail them out time and time again through the club’s first seven games. However, one has to wonder how long that will last without Staal in the lineup.

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