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Remember that time Derek Stepan was good?
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01-14-2014, 11:02 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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It's amazing for most of last year's regular season he was constantly noticeable and making great plays. Ok, his shot may not be there, but he's not even making great passes.
Meh. For me, noticeable plays are explosive plays. Stepan is the polar opposite of an explosive player. His stats got padded last year because Torts stuck him on the Left circle of the powerplay and he banged home at least 4 or 5 empty nets. The passing play of the century (I believe it was Richards to Nash to Stepan? you guys know which one I'm talking about) last year had Stepan banging it in to the empty net. That happened several times to a lesser extent. I'm not saying I won't take the goals, but someone call me when Stepan beats a defender and snipes one off the post 5 on 5. Just a terribly boring, overrated player. There are some solid UFA Center options; I'm all for trading Stepan for a nice package and signing a Stastny or Grabovski and rolling
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