Thread: Derek Stepan
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01-25-2013, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
Jeff Halpern was Derek Stepan once. If Stepan don't take another big step, he will become Jeff Halpern. Definitely. Stepan is a very capable offensive hockey player. But not enough talent to on that alone be a good 2nd line center in this league.
Derek Stepan is 22. When Jeff Halpern was 22 he was still playing in college. Halpern's career high is 46 points as a 27 year old in 03/04. Stepan had 45 points as a 20 year old rookie in 10/11.

I agree that Stepan has not been at his best (over a 4 game sample), but I don't see the comparison to Halpern.

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