Trade Discussion: Should Detroit trade Marc Staal?

Mar 12, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Marc Staal (18) controls the puck against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 12, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Marc Staal (18) controls the puck against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Leader on the Ice

Wherever Marc Staal has played, he has been a leader.  When he played junior in Sudbury (OHL), Staal was the captain for two of his four seasons and an alternate captain during his second season.

When Staal played in New York, he was an alternate captain for the last 10 years of his time in the Big Apple.  This season, Staal was also named an alternate captain with Detroit.

Add that up and Marc Staal has been a leader in every dressing room he has played in.  This leadership ability is essential for any team trying to win a Stanley Cup.