Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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01-30-2013, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Drewbackatu View Post
If you're inferring that Stepan is the best 22 year old drafted in the 2nd round or later, I'm about to shoot holes in that ridiculous theory:

1) Adam Henrique, age 22+ was
drafted #82(3rd rd) in 2008(same
draft as Stepan); he had 51 points
last year(like Stepan)and is far and
away a better all player than Stepan. He also didn't crap out in the playoffs like Stepan!

2)Ryan O'Reilly, drafted #37(2nd rd)
in the 2009 draft is a much better
all around center than Stepan as
well.

I would take either of two players above in a nano second over Stepan!

I haven't even looked at the 2010, 2011 or 2012 drafts as of yet.
Inferred nothing.

"Ryan O'Reilly is betterzzzzz" doesn't make it fact. Its your biased opinion.

"Adam Henrique is betterzzzzzz" doesn't make it fact. Its your biased opinion.

Here are FACTS:

In the 2008 draft, Stepan is by far the best forward drafted in the second round. And only 7 players drafted in the first round have more career NHL points.
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl2008e.html

There were 5 centers in the NHL in his age group who out scored Stepan last year.

Stamkos, Tavares, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins, Seguin.

Of these players, only Stamkos, Tavares, and Eberle have more career points then Stepan.

Of these players, including Henrique and Seguin, only three of them play big roles for contending teams. Stepan is the third.

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