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08-09-2013, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Bardof425 View Post
You are selling Derek short and Bergeron is not the best two way center in the league Datsyuk is.

Step will not likely be as good as PB on draws ever. However, he is extremely competitive, a natural leader and he has great vision on the ice and is a great distributor of the puck (better than Bergeron if I may be so bold as to suggest). Time will tell how good he becomes, but to create a ceiling for him at 23 is not smart.
This hasn't happened yet. Stepan was amazing last year, one of the most consistent regular seasons we've seen from a Ranger in a long while. Didn't have big nights, but had a single point in a lot of games.

He still hasn't reached the level of playmaking that he was touted for in college, he still hasn't been a consistent night-in night-out playmaker. He showed last year though that he's right there, ready to make the jump. Some of the passes and plays he made last year showed he's ready for the next step.

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