Thread: Derek Stepan
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01-31-2013, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
The Rangers are paying far less for one of the budding offensive defensemen in the league, who plays 20+ minutes per night.

Stepan has 25 less career points then this 6+ mil per season player. Stepan: 2.463 (rounded up) cap hit.

Del Zotto + Stepan = approx 5 million cap hit.
You make a very good point here.
Look, Del Zotto has always exhibited very good offensive awareness augmented by excellent passing skills and he may very well turn out to be a gem in the rough.
Stepan? While he has very good hockey intelligence! awareness and
passing skills, he also has many holes in his game that I believe will stymie his development going forward.

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