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2012-2013 Rangers Prospects Thread (Player Stats in Post #1; Updated 5/9) *Part III*
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04-21-2013, 11:58 AM
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Yet if we give him a mulligan on his awful start, he's been playing near PPG hockey for months now.
If Kreider/anybody else who was more physically gifted than Steps had his brain, they'd be putting up 100 point seasons. Stepan can absolutely be a franchise player based on his smarts. He has to play like this for more than one fluke half season, though.
Even if Steps retains this type of pace, I don't think he'd be a franchise guy. Maybe a borderline 1C or perfect 2C on a legitimate cup contender. He is a lot like Joe Pavelski, both slow skaters but high hockey IQ and reliance on smarts to get by. I don't consider Pavelski a franchise player.
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