Derek Stepan Negotiations (9/19-Dreger: "Unlikely" Stepan signs before season opens)
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09-18-2013, 12:00 PM
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Stepan needs to sign the damn deal. He's had two good seasons and one very good one (which was not even a full season so we have no idea how he'd do over 82 games).
He's also been terrible in the playoffs. His .38 PPG does not warrant much over what Sather is offering.
Exactly right. When the checking gets tighter, the game more physical and there is less space to operate, a small, soft player like Stepan is going to struggle in the playoffs more often than not.
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