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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Just played game 1,000

Last week, Marc Staal played his 1,000th regular season NHL game.  In his first three seasons in the NHL, Staal only missed two games.  In 15 seasons, Staal has played 72 or more regular season games on 10 occasions.

Staal has played on 10 NHL teams that have made the playoffs.  During these 10 playoff seasons, Staal played an additional 107 games.  With Detroit sliding out of playoff contention, if Staal wants one more crack at a Stanley Cup, he should be given the opportunity at playoff glory.

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