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03-14-2010, 06:44 AM
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Wisconsin will find out their opponent later tonight.

They are playing the 3pm Friday game.

Regarding Stepan,he said his plan was to stay in school for another season but

Stepan acknowledged that there's a possibility that things could change between now and the start of the 2010-11 season -- that he could play so well and the Rangers become so enamored that they push to sign him -- but he's locked onto one course of action.

"Right now, the plan is to stay and there hasn't been anything to even alter that plan at all,'' said Stepan, who's from Hastings, Minn. "I need another year, I feel like.

And the Rangers feel he needs another season before turning pro

There was speculation following the tournament that Team USA captain and Rangers' draft pick Derek Stepan would bolt Wisconsin to play junior hockey, but Slap Shots was told on Friday by a well-placed source that the center will complete his sophomore year with the Badgers.

The Blueshirts, we're told, believe Stepan needs another year of development either at school or in junior hockey before he's ready to turn pro
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This was two months ago but plans could change. If the Rangers want to sign Stepan and made his advisor an offer,Derek would consider it. The Rangers haven't made him an offer yet.

You guys have bad memories. We discussed this topic. Did you remember to turn your clocks one hour ahead last night? Spring forward.

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