This is true but I also prefer him as a 2C. I like Stepan a lot, but if we had an elite C he would be one of the best 2Cs in the game. Right now, he's middle of the pack to bottom of 1Cs.
Well obviously we would all love 2 number 1 centers. I just would rather not do anything crazy like trade Stepan or throw wheelbarrows of money at Stastny. I would be interested in Eric Staal, but the price is probably pretty steep on him.