Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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02-08-2013, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Drewbackatu View Post
Nope; 1 goal in 25 playoff games isn't nearly enough to be a 2nd line center pal!!!! Stop drinking the Stepan coolade!
Drew, come on. You've reverted to shouting about "drinking the kool-aid".

And the responses to you are correct, he's 22. You're right, he's been abysmal in the playoffs so far. He needs to be better. But there's nothing magical about the playoffs that makes it different from hockey. Players try harder, and there's more mental pressure and stress. That's all.

He's a proven 2nd line center. he's had a sub-par 10 games to start the season, and managed to put up 5 points regardless.

Stepan isn't a goalscorer. Yes, we expect him to chip in, but that's not his primary role, it's not his strength, and it'd be foolish not to play to a 50 point player's strengths.

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