Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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01-26-2013, 04:00 AM
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Has it already been decided that these things won't happen?
Nah, maybe not.

But the area you hope that Stepan would be able to improve greatly are his skating, speed, stamina, balance and so forth.

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I'll give you something that isn't a youtube video, not that it is worth the time.

Find the last time that a NYR center, in his rookie and sophomore years, put up 45+ points each year.

Its not a trick question. I'll gladly wait on the answer. The closest you'll find in recent history is one Mike York, who absolutely bombed his second season.

Stepan actually increased his point total by six despite the addition of Brad Richards. Part of that was pp TOI increase. But believe me, this team has much bigger and more pressing issues. Please don't try to oversimplify the problem.
I definitely don't think we have opened 1-3 because of Stepan or that he in the regular season is a big problem for us. To be fair, there were alot of talk about Stepan during and after the PO's. We are now 4 games into the season, after a long off-season.


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