Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan Version 2.0
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04-26-2013, 05:46 AM
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Stepan has steadily improved each season so far, if he continues this trend, which he should since he is still young, he will be absolutely amazing to watch next season. I hope he works on his face-offs. Get that over 50-55% and he'll be a very great two way 1C. Bergeron-lite. Don't want to get too ahead of myself here he's just been a very exciting player to follow this season, probably the brightest spot of the season has been his development.
Patrice Bergeron is one of my favourite players in the league, and is generally underrated around the league IMO. But calling Stepan Bergeron-lite is an understatement IMO, the only area where Bergeron has had a clear advantage this year is in the faceoff dot.

Stepan is only 22, and it is not unlikely that he will end up a better player than Bergeron.

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