Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan
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03-28-2013, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
There's a good chance he can. Especially if Stastny can't revive his game somewhat. Center is by far the weakest position for the US in 2014. If Kesler is healthy, he's a lock. Backes should be a lock. Pavelski and Stepan should nail down the last two center spots. Galchenyuk might have an outside shot if he's running hot next year.

Also an important note is Stepan's USA hockey pedigree. He's had great showings in every international competition he's participated in.
He's a lock he keeps playing like this. Besides Stastny he's the only other guy I see as a natural Center. Kesler, Backes and Pavelski can play the wing if need be.

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