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12-21-2011, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
He got his playmaker, alright.

His name is Derek Stepan.

(Anisimov has helped, too, significantly. He creates a lot of the two on ones they get with his defensive awareness...but Stepan has been setting up Gaborik with tap ins)
Exactly. I have no doubt Gabby and Richie could mesh given time together.

But why even bother when Stepan is playing a role much like Vinny Prospal did here- he knows how to get Gabby the puck. Period.

Arty is a huge part of that line, too, and there you have it- no need to put Richie with him.

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