Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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02-01-2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Is it his thing. After all, his entire confusing Eberle/Stepan thing basically confirmed that he values skill level over general effectiveness. Derek Stepan isnt that most naturally skilled player out there for sure - but he understands the game well and is a contributor to this team when hes going well. We need him to get back to that level, quickly.

Skill is nice, but when you have rocks in your head it doesnt matter all that much. For every Jordan Eberle, theres a thousand Enver Lisin's
Is it too much to ask to have a player with all of Stepan's positives that you have pointed out here and be a player who actually has hands, and the ability to skate well? (it is hockey afterall, and its played on ice, skating is important!)

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