Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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01-26-2013, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Pugs35 View Post
This board acts like they want to see young guys come in and earn time and contribute, but then at the first sign a player has a rough patch or slow point in this development, they get tired of them and want them gone.

Sauer, Girardi, Del Zotto, Anisimov, Dubinsky, Stepan. How long before it's Kreider?

For what it's worth: Marc Savard's first 2 seasons in the NHL, he was traded to Calgary after the 45 pt season. That one worked out well for us.

Age - GP - G - A - Pts
21 - 70 - 9 - 36 - 45
22 - 78 - 22 - 31 - 53
Look, the dynamic has changed - the Rangers are somewhere they havent been in 20 years, in the Stanley Cup conversation early in a season. So, while its warm and fuzzy to talk about the upside of Stepan, Kreider, etc, the reality is its much more important to evaluate what they can give this team right now.

Lundqvist, Nash, Richards, Gaborik, and a strong top 4 defense corp are the major reasons this team seems poised to compete. Those first 4 guys will likely be gone or declining by the time Stepan and Kreider hit their peak.

The window is open right now, so excuse me if the "hes young and he will be fine" excuse doesnt work for me this season.

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