Marc Staal sees game with new focus

After frightening eye injury, Rangers blueliner appreciates Cup finals even more

Updated: June 6, 2014, 3:42 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Moments after Jordan Staal captured the Stanley Cup in June 2009 -- joining older brother Eric in that special club -- Marc Staal got a message from Jordan.

"He said, 'You're next buddy.' That was pretty special," Marc Staal said.

It would be special in so many ways if it happened over the next fortnight, because it would mean a third Staal family member would raise Lord Stanley's trophy and it would be the ultimate bookend to what began as a horrifying experience ...

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