Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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01-30-2013, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
He was playing well at the end of last season until Orpik took out his knee in one of the final games of the season.

I don't care how many goals he scores, he could finish the season with 0 goals if he continues on a 4 point/6 game basis.

And I'd also like to point out that you believe a player has peaked at 21. Riiiiiiiggghhhttttt.............
Listen, I get what your saying but you really need to look at the bigger picture as it relates to players and the team as a whole. In regard to Stepan, the "only" reason he is even an NHL player is because of his high hockey IQ and his passing skills. I would love for him to succeed here but he has way too many holes in his game(lack of size, grit, physicality, inconsistent, etcetera) for him to improve and justify his spot as our 2nd line center.
We really don't have enough goal scorers on our roster to be able to compete with a 2nd line center like Stepan who doesn't score any goals!

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