Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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02-08-2013, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by kenjets36 View Post
Is Stepan expendable?

With the emergence of Miller and prospects such as Lindberg and Nieves, me think Steps days as a Ranger are numbered.
Talking about Nieves in the same breath as Stepan is a joke...The kid is YEARS away and that's if he even makes it. I liked the draft pick but he's looked outmatched in college so far, let's not talk about him anywhere near the Rangers roster yet.

Knowing how Sather has operated over the last few years, Stepan's camp will come into contract negotiations with some big price, and by the end of it all Stepan will sign some 2 year deal worth a few million bucks and we'll all be happy that he's got a chance to prove himself now that he's grown into his body a little better and played the game for a little longer. You guys gotta give a 22 year old a break, he's not looked at as a top line savior, he was a projected 2nd liner and that's what he is and will always be. 55 points from your 22 year old 2nd line center is great, let's relax for a bit and let him grow.

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