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Rangers re-sign Derek Stepan [2 years, $6.15M, $3.075M AAV]
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09-24-2013, 12:27 AM
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You can interpret it any which way you want but some people on these boards(like me) see Stepan for what he truly is "a really nice homegrown player who just happens to be the #1 center on a team with very mediocre centers."
He isn't anywhere near the Giroux's, Duchenes, Coutures, and about another 20+ centers in the league and he wouldn't be any better than a 2nd line center on most teams and a 3rd line center on some other teams.
In my mind, 6 mil for 2 years is more than a fair contract offer for Stepan.
The only teams that he would be anywhere near the 3rd line would be teams that wouldn't need him because of ridiculous deptj...like J.Staal in Pitt...he's not a 3rd line C
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