In 2016-2017, Marco Scandella rubbed shoulders with Eric Staal of the Minnesota Field Team. The Montreal defender, acquired by the Montreal Canadiens from the painful Buffalo Knives last year, not only believes that GM Marc Bergevin’s latest move is satisfied with CH, but his teammates will appreciate it. Everything he offers on ice.
Above, is Eric Staal’s first skating competition at Brossard on Sunday.
“He has special talents,” Scandella said in a phone interview from TVASports.ca, Missouri. He is a person worthy of respect. He has been playing in this league for a long time. He won the cup and played more than 1,000 games in the league.
From his first training with the great forward of Minnesota, Scandela said he was surprised by his talent and his natural skills were unparalleled.
“I watched him skating, it was the slightest effort. I had never seen a person with large roller skates like this before. He was not tired. I was like’Wow! Okay. That’s it, Eric Staal’.”
Five years later, the 36-year-old Ontarian is undoubtedly a downhill person in his career that began in 2003-2004. In Buffalo, with an average of 15:34 seconds per game, the veteran can skip turns several times while waiting for Habs before the end of the season.
It doesn’t matter. Tour skaters are full of praise for him, just like his Sabers Kyle Okposo (Sabers Kyle Okposo). According to him, Starr “will continue to play well in Montreal. “.
Scandela agreed. He said that neither the age of the center nor his massive 6’4 size would slow him down.
“A guy his size, skating like him, you can’t see anything. He pointed out that he was looking for a burly guy on the ice. He wanted to always create scoring opportunities. With skates, he was really good. Like to carry hockey pucks. He always hoped that she would stick to it, and then open the game.
“He took the offense alone.”
But Staal’s skills are not limited to offense. Players with 48% efficiency in the match-up circle and 10 three-pointers in special teams also bring 1.2 turns per game.
“His cane is within reach. People don’t realize how good his defensive ability is.” I respect him very much. He is a quiet leader, but everyone in the locker room loves him.This is the kind of person you want to use in your team