Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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02-01-2013, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by nevesis View Post
But he's in the NHL as a 2nd line center. Does anyone see a problem with this?

I expect that from a John Scott, not a Derek Stepan.
Brad Richards is a pretty crappy skater too. Stepan brings a lot to the table aside from skating and shooting (when he's on his game, of course). He's a great playmaker, great stickhandler, surprisingly good at cycling the puck and protecting the puck along the boards.

His success the last two years was not a fluke. He doesn't need to be a great skater or shooter to be successful.

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