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04-24-2013, 04:37 PM
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Plenty of forwards have taken time before they became NHL regulars - Henrik Zetterberg 23 yrs old, Andrew Ladd 24, David Backes 24, Patrick Sharp 25, to name a few.

2009 draftees are just starting to make their mark, a good handful of 1st through 3rd round picks are NHL regulars this season. Still looking like Kreider was a good pick where we got him. Kyle Palmieri, John Moore, Tim Erixon, Marcus Johansen followed up by Ryan O'Reilly in round 2 are probably the guys you'd consider better or on par.

Kreider turns 22 this Spring, Stepan turned 22 last Spring. Not saying he'll breakout to be a PPG forward, but he still has time on his side, still roughing out the edges, when that happens I'm hoping for a polished gem.

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