Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan Version 2.0
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04-22-2013, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Ailurophile View Post
Man, for the past two seasons I've been quietly thinking to myself that this kid was probably the most overrated player on the team, at least by the boards standards. This coming from someone who was pretty high on him after the WJC.

I'm glad to say Stepan has fed me platefuls of crow this season. Loving his game right now. He's playing like a great 2c and serviceable 1c, right about where he was projected. That's great news going forward.
He's never been overrated what he has been is failing to develop at all. His growth completely stagnated and went backwards for a significant period between last year and the beginning of this year. Now he is doing what everyone thought he would eventually do and it's so sweet. Hopefully Kreider and McI can start doing their thing next year too. (Even if McI does it for the 1st pair of the AHL I'm happy he still has much to work on).

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