Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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03-04-2013, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by shinchanyo View Post
He DID suck! If Richards starts playing elite again tomorrow we'll all be crapping kittens but that won't change the fact he was a sh** show to start the season! The major diff of course is Stepan is young so most people were saying even though he was invisible to start the season he could very well still improve as what happens with young ins.

You're misinterpreting the situation with your blanket accusations people many were complaining he wasn't meeting his current level of play when we all knew he should be capable. You're right though how dare we ask players to perform up to realistic expectation when they underperform for an extended period of time!?
He sucked for the first 5 games, maybe, after that it as people's previously conceived views that kept feeding the perception. And regardless, his early level of play doesn't mean people demanding his trade weren't being over-dramatic and short sighted.

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