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04-01-2013, 09:54 PM
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What??????? Stepan on his best days on the ice is barely a borderline 2nd line center!
His game has more holes than swiss cheese.

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Loving Derek Stepan this year. He has stepped up and been the Rangers best player IMO.

His Freshmen year I stood by the notion that he was primed to be a very good 2nd line center or sufficient 1st line center, I think he's proving me wrong.

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04-02-2013, 09:15 PM
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I hope Step wins this year's Steven McDonald award. He shows up 9/10 nights.

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What??????? Stepan on his best days on the ice is barely a borderline 2nd line center!
His game has more holes than swiss cheese.

Step is on pace for over 63 points over 82 games while playing a smart two-way game that has no more holes than American cheese.



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04-02-2013, 10:43 PM
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I love how most people now praising him were absolutely killing Stepan the first 15-20 games of the season saying he couldn't skate or pass. Eat it.

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Derek Stepan, now 20th in points among centers. That's a first line center, people.

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Amazing to me that he was drafted in the 2nd round.

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Just Drew being Drew, unless he's totally trashing Rangers players he's not happy. Everyone on the team sucks to him.

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BTW, is is it just me or does his shot look a million times better this season?

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04-06-2013, 06:14 AM
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BTW, is is it just me or does his shot look a million times better this season?
He's always had a decent shot, but he's shooting MORE. It seems he's taken a liking to scoring goals, as well as the extra room playing with Nash affords him.

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He's always had a decent shot, but he's shooting MORE. It seems he's taken a liking to scoring goals, as well as the extra room playing with Nash affords him.
It seemed like he would once in a while shock everyone (or at least me) with a sick wrister but most of the time even when he did shoot it, his shot didn't look dangerous.

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Just Drew being Drew, unless he's totally trashing Rangers players he's not happy. Everyone on the team sucks to him.
There's a few like that around here.

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04-06-2013, 09:49 AM
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31 points in 38 games.

22 points in his last 20.

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04-06-2013, 08:56 PM
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I think what i'm most impressed about is his improvement in defense. Last year I thought he was getting overrated here. This year he's been GREAT defensively.

He does everything, and he does everything well.

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I think what i'm most impressed about is his improvement in defense. Last year I thought he was getting overrated here. This year he's been GREAT defensively.

He does everything, and he does everything well.
He's becoming one of the best two-way centers in the league.

He plays in every situation, and he excels in every situation. He's become one of our best PKers, too.

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04-06-2013, 09:05 PM
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He's becoming one of the best two-way centers in the league.

He plays in every situation, and he excels in every situation. He's become one of our best PKers, too.
I think he'll get a letter when Richards is bought out.

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04-06-2013, 09:31 PM
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04-06-2013, 09:33 PM
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Add yet another great game for Steps. Not even the goal. His PK work stood out to me today. Great at picking the pocket and clearing the zone.

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I don't think I have seen too many players who have developed in such a logical, linear progression.

Everybody knew he was good at the beginning, and had potential, but the constant improvement is really something. He is becoming quite a special player, as nothing so far has been anything but solid, won't-lose-it-later growth of skill.

Edit: I forgot to say that what's between the ears is so important.

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04-06-2013, 09:57 PM
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I don't want to be that cocky guy, but I think he's pretty much a lock for #1C on Team USA at the Olympics with his previous pedigree. Parise-Stepan-Kane

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This is yet another example where people need to stop thinking that our players will peak during their rookie season.

"Stepan will be a middling player between a 2 and a 3 liner. Oh wait, he already achieved that as a rookie? Guess he won't be improving anymore."

"McDonagh will be a second pairing defenseman. Oh wait, he did that as a rookie? Then no more improvement for him."


Instead of assuming rookies and sophomores won't get better, we need to change our assessment of players.

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I don't want to be that cocky guy, but I think he's pretty much a lock for #1C on Team USA at the Olympics with his previous pedigree. Parise-Stepan-Kane
Amongst US centers this year, Stepan is first in goals, assists, points, game winners, ice time and +/-.

Muahahahahaha.

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