Rangers Player Analysis 1: Derek Stepan
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12-29-2012, 05:41 PM
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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.
What? 50 point player is already a 2nd liner.
I agree on skating. Stepan definitely needs to improve his skating a bit. At the end of the season and playoffs he looked like he was skating in mud. That obviously had a lot to do with fatigue because he went from playing 40-50 games to playing 82 games in back to back seasons plus playoff games last year.
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