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03-08-2013, 03:40 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Another great game from Stepan. So great to see, especially with Richards out of the lineup again.
Let's hope that his play over the last month nearly is something that represents step forward in his progression and not just a temporary blip. I'd hate to see him regress again to his poor form at the start of the season, even if he did pick up some pretty fortunate points early on.
I think Stepan is in the perfect situation to produce now playing between Hagelin and Nash who complement his playing style really well. Stepan really benefits from having someone with a big body like Nash who can help create space for Stepan so he has more time to see the ice and move the puck around. Obviously Nash's quick mind and hands are a huge help as well. Hagelin is also a huge help on the forecheck and creates space in a different way from Nash with his speed and quick spins.
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