Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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01-30-2013, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Drewbackatu View Post
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!
He was the 2nd line center last year and the team was #1 in the East. I would say they can succeed with him as the #2 center. Maybe they need to upgrade on the wing to get other players who can score on his feeds and compliment him?

Someone has to pass the puck to those guys who score. Hence why assists are valued in this sport.

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