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06-16-2014, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DelZottoHitTheNetJK View Post
I'm one of Stepan's biggest critics but he had an above average post season even with the broken jaw.

That being said I'm still of the firm belief we will not win a cup with him as our best center. He's a prototypical 2nd center on a contending team. Feel free to dispute this all you want, but LA has 2 (arguably 3) centers better than Stepan and they've won 2 of the past 3 years. You need elite centermen to win in this league
As one of Stepan's biggest fans I see no problem with this. He's not athletic enough (unless he takes some major steps in the next 2 years) to be a first line center. Smart enough player but I don't mind him at all as a 2nd line center who can occasionally slot up.

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