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01-05-2014, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
Tools are nice, but Pouliot and Zherdev have more tools than a Ryan Callahan or Brandon Dubinsky.

In the NHL mentality is 75% of the battle. That's why guys like Bourret never make it while guys like Hagelin have long careers.
Agreed. However Brassard has shown he can play at a high level for extended periods of time, so it's not far fetched to think he could continue to play at that level more consistently with more ice time. He was easily one of our best forwards last season and all throughout the playoffs

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Yea as one person said Stepan plays with Nash and Kreider, but its not his fault that every time he makes a perfect pass to Nash, that Nash can't finish. Maybe if Nash wasn't so lazy and useless Stepan would have 40 points. I keep hearing everyone talk about getting Statsny also, if you look at his stats last few seasons compared to Stepan, looks very similiar, but Steps costs alot less then Statsny

Statsny
Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
2010-11 Col 74 22 35 57 -7 56
2011-12 Col 79 21 32 53 -8 34
2012-13 Col 40 9 15 24 -7 14
2013-14 Col 39 11 16 27 6 14
Totals 232 63 98 161 -16
Stepan
Year Team GP G A Pts +/-
2010-11 NYR 82 21 24 45 8
2011-12 NYR 82 17 34 51 14
2012-13 NYR 48 18 26 44 25
2013-14 NYR 43 7 19 26 -4
Totals 255 63 103 166 +43
Those Avs teams were also basement teams whereas the Rangers have consistently been a playoff team. Stats don't always tell the whole story. Stastny is pretty easily more offensively capable than Stepan if you watch them both play

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