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03-28-2014, 01:28 PM
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All true, but don't forget that Stepan is only 23. He still has room to grow. Whether or not he grows, we don't know, but for a 23-year old center he's actually not too bad.
Giroux is a great player, but he only got to a 50+ season at the age of 23, just like Stepan, who is on 50 points now. Not saying Stepan will ever be as good as Giroux, but people need to realize that developing into a NHL-calibre center takes time, unless you are talented enough to be drafted as a top5 pick.
But, with the consistent competing for the play offs, we never get a pick that high.
That's the thing. Most 1Cs were long shots to be 1Cs until they became those players. That's just how it works. It's extremely rare that a player is expected to be a 1C, comes into the league, and just has an easy path to that role.
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