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12-29-2012, 11:47 AM
M Gaz
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Originally Posted by Joe11 View Post
strange you start with Stepan. I think he is really overrated. Disappeared during playoffs. Slow skater and not really willing to fight for loose pucks. Agree he has offensive skills when unchecked, but I don't see him as long term 1st or 2nd liner.
Then what are your expectations of him? 90 point player at 22? He's 2nd round pick, not Crosby. If he topped out at 65 points, but was consistently near that number, I'd be thrilled. Let his game develop.

As for his playoff performance, I think you all are making this into a bigger deal than it is. Look at Datsyuk, for example. He didn't do much during his first few playoff appearances either, but got his **** straight and has been a solid playoff performer since. No need to panic over nothing.

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