Round 2, pick #51 - Rangers select C Derek Stepan (Shat.-St. Mary's, High-MN)
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06-26-2008, 09:52 AM
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The more I think about Stepan the more I like the pick. Maybe he wasn't highly touted in the national rankings, but starring for Shattuck's and leading all Minnesota HS players in scoring sure isn't bad in my book.
And the comparisons to Olver and Ryan are off the mark in my opinion. Maybe they have similar body types, but that's it. Last time I checked those two went to Northern Michigan and Maine, two currently middling programs (although Maine is on their way back). Stepan is going to one of the top 5 NCAA programs in my opinion.
Let's just give the kid a chance.
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