Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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01-26-2013, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by BrooklynRangersFan View Post
I actually think Stepan's been much better the last two games than he was the first two. Still not where he needs to be, but headed in the right direction.

Honestly, I know it's a short season, but can we at least get to the 12-15 game mark before we start proposing major changes like trading Stepan?
Again, no oone has proposed that. I dont think anyone will after 12-15 games.

In college and in his international career, Stepan was a dynamic playmaker. To be honest, I havent seen much of that since hes been a Ranger. It needs to bud quickly, especially this year. In my opinion, Stepan needs to be the catalyst for the second line. He needs to make guys like Callahan, Hagelin, and Kreider better. Im apprehensive that an easy fix is just going to be to throw one of Nash or Gaborik on his wing. I hope that happens, but Stepan is going to have to step up his game in a major way.

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