From Steve Zipay of Newsday:
“I’m excited about the guys we got,” he said. “Redden’s an All-Star, a great player, he’ll really be good. I know Naslund from watching him when I was growing up [in Thunder Bay, Ontario]. He’s got experience, he’s been on the power play.” Asked about the critics who believe Naslund, at 35, is no longer the force he once was, Staal said, “Maybe a change of scenery will be good for him.”
Staal also was pleased with the return of defenseman Michal Rozsival. “I got pretty comfortable playing with him last year,” Staal said, noting that he had no preference for a pairing with either Redden or Rozsival. “It’s not up to me, but I want to play as much as I can, so I can probably get the minutes with either of those guys.”
Read the entire article here.
We should set up a back and forth between Larry Brooks and Marc Staal debating the merits of each NYR off-season move. You can’t tell me that wouldn’t be a hoot!