Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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02-01-2013, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by WojtekGoalski View Post
Here, since stats are the only thing that matters here:

Carolina.. J. Jokinen put up 46 points last year in what many considered a down year (oh.. and he wasn't playing with Gaborik in his prime), 52 in 70GP in 10-11, 65 in 81 GP in 09-10. He's now Carolina's 3C behind the Staal brothers. This is exactly what my argument is about. I would take Jokinen as our 2C over Stepan every single day of the week. The reason this team cannot put the puck in the net is because our scoring depth consists of elite 3rd line defensive players instead of good-average 2nd liners.

Fire the scouts

You need your top 6 forwards to be offensively focused. Let the 3rd, 4th line and DEFENSE play defense.
So what you are saying is you want your 1st and 2nd line to not play any defense and just try to score? That will go well. I think you should try your hand at coaching.

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