ESPN.com is reporting that Marc Staal and the Rangers have "a chasm" between them in terms of Staal's contract negotiations. He'd look awfully good in an Avs uniform if the Rangers are forced to trade him.
He's a big body (6'4", 209 lbs) that logs big minutes (averaged 23+ minutes a game last year) against the other team's top line, and hasn't missed a game in two years. Don't forget that he's only 23 and is arguably already one of the best shutdown defensemen in the East.
Thoughts? I'd rather see the Avs put together a package for him than a Versteeg or Sharp.