Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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01-25-2013, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Pugs35 View Post
So, when golden boy Chris Kreider (only 1 year younger then that lazy, unproductive bum Stepan) puts up 0 points in his 3 games, is generally awful defensively and invisible or worse offensively, it's because he's stuck playing with Pyatt and Boyle and should be rewarded for his crap play with more minutes and better linemates.

Conversely, when Stepan plays well on the PK and defensively, and puts up only 3 points in 4 games playing with Callahan and that stud Taylor Pyatt, he sucks.

Just making sure I've got this straight.

To be clear, Stepan needs to play better. But the problem he is not.
You dont, at least from my perspective.

Chris Kreider just flat out isnt NHL ready at this point. He has stunk.

Derek Stepan, on the other hand, needs to up his game significantly to be a #2C on a Stanley Cup contender team.

2 completely different scenarios when it comes to measuring expectations.

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