Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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01-25-2013, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Im sorry, does that actually mean hes playing well?

1 point came on a 5 on 3 and another was a direct result of Nash bailing out Stepan and his painful foot speed.

Nothing is happening on the majority of his even strength shifts. He looks slow and lethargic out there. For a team that has many problems through the first 4 games, I'd say hes the biggest one.
No, it doesn't but that is my point. People are calling for him to be traded. I know he has to play better. All I am pointing out are facts. He has 3 points in 4 games. His face-off percentage has increased so far this season as compared to last year and the opponents are normally at the top of the league in face-off percentage.

Good players find ways to get on the scoresheet even when they are not playing well.

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