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After last night, Step continues to pad those stats. He still leads all American Centers in virtually every important statistical category other than FO.

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He's a hair below being on pace for 70 points over 82 games.

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I look forward to many years of Nash and Stepan tearing it up together.

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That was a big time, clutch goal he scored last night. Really too bad the Rangers couldn't back it up.

As he was coming down on the 2-1 im SCREAMING at the TV for him to shoot, because Powe was with him and that just wouldn't have happened. I like how Step is taking control of things. After he scored, it reminded me of how he played in the worlds. He's really taken the next step in the NHL and is going to be just as money as he was in that tournament in big spots. He just seems to have that swagger about him now.

The thing about him that I just love is there are multiple times during the game where the Rangers will be running around, or he'll pick up a loose puck in traffic (he just finds the right areas of the ice to be in) when the team might not be in the greatest of positions and he'll slow it down, curl back around, calmly reset his line. It takes a special player, especially at the NHL level to do that - and it really makes a team better because it maintains possession or gets them out of that frazzled defensive state (that Rangers have had issues with that all year).

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He's a hair below being on pace for 70 points over 82 games.
Do you guys calculate this with an equation? Or is there some sort of shortened season calculator?

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Do you guys calculate this with an equation? Or is there some sort of shortened season calculator?
Points/games played * Total games in a season.

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do you guys calculate this with an equation? Or is there some sort of shortened season calculator?
(33/39)x82=69.38

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http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id...13&view=splits

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Well I feel stupid.

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As he was coming down on the 2-1 im SCREAMING at the TV for him to shoot, because Powe was with him and that just wouldn't have happened. I like how Step is taking control of things. After he scored, it reminded me of how he played in the worlds. He's really taken the next step in the NHL and is going to be just as money as he was in that tournament in big spots. He just seems to have that swagger about him now..
It's been exciting watching that level of play translate to the NHL.
He was a total game changer in that tournament.

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Man, for the past two seasons I've been quietly thinking to myself that this kid was probably the most overrated player on the team, at least by the boards standards. This coming from someone who was pretty high on him after the WJC.

I'm glad to say Stepan has fed me platefuls of crow this season. Loving his game right now. He's playing like a great 2c and serviceable 1c, right about where he was projected. That's great news going forward.

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What I like about Stepan is that he always finds the right place on the ice for a scoring chance. Sometimes I think he hesitates a split second or his stick isn't positioned at the right angle. If he improves a little more on capitalizing on his scoring chances, he can easily develop into a point per game first line center. He's almost there already. What a tremendous year in his development.

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2 threads, but he deserves 10.

I love Stepan because I find him very relatable. Watching him on Beginnings, he just seems like a normal early 20's kid who likes to goof off, eat cheetos, and play xbox. Someone I would be bros with.

And then this goofball goes ape **** on the ice and you're like "where does that come from?"

I think it's awesome.

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2 threads, but he deserves 10.

I love Stepan because I find him very relatable. Watching him on Beginnings, he just seems like a normal early 20's kid who likes to goof off, eat cheetos, and play xbox. Someone I would be bros with.

And then this goofball goes ape **** on the ice and you're like "where does that come from?"

I think it's awesome.
You would be bros with someone who listens to High School Musical and tap dances?

Just kidding. Stepan seems like a very likeable guy.

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Man, for the past two seasons I've been quietly thinking to myself that this kid was probably the most overrated player on the team, at least by the boards standards. This coming from someone who was pretty high on him after the WJC.

I'm glad to say Stepan has fed me platefuls of crow this season. Loving his game right now. He's playing like a great 2c and serviceable 1c, right about where he was projected. That's great news going forward.
This.

His rookie and sophomore season he rarely showed the abilities that made him special in college. He was frequently invisible and had the benefit of playing with a 40 goal scorer.

This year though. This is the Stepan from college and the WJC (where he was easily the best player, and IMO the most dominant forward in recent memory in the tournament). His playmaking on the power play needs a little work, but 5 on 5 and shorthanded his two-way game is superb. He strips pucks and intercepts passes similar to Datsyuk and Hossa.

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Loved him since day 1. Now he's playing like a total stud. If it wasn't for him and Nash I don't even know where we'd be. He also looks like he's simply having a good time out there.

And to think I was worried about my own personal "jersey curse" when I ordered a blue Stepan back in September.

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You would be bros with someone who listens to High School Musical and tap dances?

Just kidding. Stepan seems like a very likeable guy.
He's a character that's for sure

But that's what I mean he's just this quirky guy off the ice but he's such a badass on the ice, it's really cool.

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He's a character that's for sure

But that's what I mean he's just this quirky guy off the ice but he's such a badass on the ice, it's really cool.
I wasn't here when he was drafted, but people were seriously bashing him 5 minutes after being drafted because he said he likes tap dancing.

But we passed on Jared Staal! Oh what could have been!

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I wasn't here when he was drafted, but people were seriously bashing him 5 minutes after being drafted because he said he likes tap dancing.

But we passed on Jared Staal! Oh what could have been!
This place is always funny on draft day because fans of every team just go completely off on these kids who are 17, 18 years of age like their whole career is written and in reality outside of 1 or 2 can't misses every year nobody knows anything about how they'll turn out

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This place is always funny on draft day because fans of every team just go completely off on these kids who are 17, 18 years of age like their whole career is written and in reality outside of 1 or 2 can't misses every year nobody knows anything about how they'll turn out
Not to mention all of our "scouts."

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He's playing like a seasoned veteran. So much poise and leadership. He has grown leaps and bounds playing with Nash and I'm sure Richards has taught him a few things. I never thought he'd be this dominating. Hopefully it'll stay this way for years to come.

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Hey guys check out the poll section. There's a poll about who is better Henrique or Stepan. People ARE STILL saying Henrique is better now and in the future. Henrique has 4 assists in 34 games. He's on pace for half the points of Stepan. Brian Boyle btw has 3 assists in 35 games, LMAO! I don't even have a problem people saying Henrique in the future, but NOW? Oh and Step is on pace for 5 more goals and is +16 better than him in +/-.

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Hey guys check out the poll section. There's a poll about who is better Henrique or Stepan. People ARE STILL saying Henrique is better now and in the future. Henrique has 4 assists in 34 games. He's on pace for half the points of Stepan. Brian Boyle btw has 3 assists in 35 games, LMAO! I don't even have a problem people saying Henrique in the future, but NOW? Oh and Step is on pace for 5 more goals and is +16 better than him in +/-.
Some players tend to just stay underrated. Take a look at Stepan: He isn't big, nor really physical, nor is his skating great. His shot isn't that great either. BUT the guy probably has one of the best senses for hockey in the league right now. Top 10 good. A lot of people overlook that.
The other day, when Leafs fans came in here, wowing Nash, I felt Steps' game was just as good. Doing the little things unnoticed.

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Some players tend to just stay underrated. Take a look at Stepan: He isn't big, nor really physical, nor is his skating great. His shot isn't that great either. BUT the guy probably has one of the best senses for hockey in the league right now. Top 10 good. A lot of people overlook that.
The other day, when Leafs fans came in here, wowing Nash, I felt Steps' game was just as good. Doing the little things unnoticed.
I think Stepan's shot is now above average.

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