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Eric Staal Is Ready For The Playoffs

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

So his story and the Rangers’ story aren’t exactly aligned. But the missions are the same. And if this will be this group’s last ride, Staal wasn’t acquired from Carolina on Feb. 28 just to come along for the ride. Staal was acquired to be the missing piece.

“We may be coming from somewhat different places and experiences, but we’re in the same place now, with the same objective,” Staal told The Post following the club’s first prep work for Round One and the Penguins. “They have a history here, they’re an experienced group and they’ve been able to go a long way the last few years. But they haven’t finished off the job.

“I think with my experience, I can help them do that,” said Staal, who has a Stanley Cup notch in his belt from 2005-06 with Carolina in his second year in the league. “My first couple of weeks here, I was doing a lot of observing and listening and trying to find my niche.

“Now, I feel very comfortable with the dynamic on and off the ice. If I have something constructive to add, I’ll speak up.

“Having won before, I think I can add something of value to the dialogue. We’re all on the same page. We’re all in this together.”

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