Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan Version 2.0
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04-13-2013, 08:33 AM
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I do believe it could.

This team is very good defensively. They are top-5 in the league in that facet. We have 1 line that scores on a nearly game to game basis. If we had another line that was a scoring threat, game in and game out, we would be winning a ton of these 1 goal, 2 goal games that we lost, IMO.

This offensive core hasn't lived up to expectations. Nash has, Stepan has exceeded his. Everyone else? Disappointment. If we had even 2 lines that could score, we'd be so much better off - but we don't. We only have 1.
thats prob the most underrated thing about this team.. yeah we lost a lot of game this year (more then we liked).. but we only gave up no more then 2gs.. 2 things, would be a lot different..

1-Richards played like he should
2-Our PP was excelling like it has been lately..

And i dont think people underachieved outside of Richards and Gabs earlier on.. We made the trade and we actually have secondary scoring now and depth..

if both things we're going we'd easily be up there with MTL, Boston and Pitt this year.. 50pts+ for sure.. We're top 3-5 in the entire league with GAs.. Good teams capitalize on PP, we never had this, this year until we made the trade..

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