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02-01-2013, 05:42 AM
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No, this has been the argument for Stepan for awhile now.
He has played with an elite (albeit painfully streaky) player that has capitalized on chances that are unworthy of granting a player a point.
His 4 points in 7 games are not at all indicative of his play. Nash on the other hand has created every game and has only 2 more points then Stepan.
I'll eat crow, but it's not happening. Derek Stepan is maxed out without 12 hour daily sessions from Barb Underhill.
He has also played a large part of his game playing on the third line or with third line players. Half a season with Wolski and Zuccarello, some time in Anisimovs spot on the pack line (not third line players but altso not scorers giving Steps free points). He even played with Boyle, Frolov, Avery & Prust, not to mention Grachev and Boogard.
I get some of the critisism directed towards him, he needs to improve, but there's no way it's fair to say that his points came from playing with Gaborik.
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