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02-01-2013, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR21 View Post
Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus ranked Stepan #34 on his list of Top 50 NHLers 23 and under in October :

If Stepan does not improve from here on out (which I think is unlikely), he's already a legitimate #2 Center. He's not flashy, but he produces. Right now he has 0 goals on 19 shots. At some point, the goals will come as evidenced by his 10.1 career S%.

Last season, he had just 1 assist in the first 7 games and rebounded nicely after a poor start. I have confidence in the same happening again.
I'm okay with him being a #2 center. That's fine. He solidifies the second line. We don't need him to play on the first line

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