Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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01-25-2013, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
I'm not sold on the Gaborik-Richards-Nash line yet. They had a great game against Boston and were good last night. But a guy like Stepan needs a scorer to play with him.
been saying this for a while.

Hagelin - Richards - Gaborik
Nash - Stepan - Callahan

it does a few things.

First and foremost, it spreads the offence.

2nd it keeps Gaborik in his natural and more comfortable position of RW.

3rd it puts a guy (Nash) that has the skillset and size needed to impose his will on a line with a skilled center and a tenacious winger.

Stepan playing with those two guys would look alot better right now as he wouldn't have to work with a guy playing his off position for the first time in years (Gabby on the LW)

Torts is trying to foce the Nash - Richards chemistry and I wouldn't have an issue with that during a full 82 game season. However, during this abbreviated season, that should not be attempted. Not so early.

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