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01-24-2009, 08:14 AM
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Derek Stepan

How come we hear so little about this guy? What's up with him?

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01-24-2009, 08:48 AM
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We hear so little about him due to the fact that he's an NCAA player, and there's not much accessibility. He carries impressive upside potential offensively and is supposedly sound defensively as well (I didn't notice that the few times I've seen him). He's discussed a good bit in the Juniors/NCAA/Europe thread.

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01-24-2009, 03:37 PM
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Go here:

http://www.uscho.com/stats/team-overall.php/wisconsin-badgers/mens-college-hockey/team,125/season,20082009/gender,m/sort,PTS.html

He's second on Wisconsin in points, and only a freshmen. Id' say thas pretty impressive so far, and a possible sign of very good things to come.

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From what I've heard he is having a really good season for a freshman at UW.

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01-24-2009, 06:43 PM
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Without checking updated stats, he's either third or fourth in the nation in terms of points by a freshman.

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01-24-2009, 10:12 PM
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I read plenty about Stepan
http://theprospectpark.blogspot.com/

edit: this will be more specific.
http://theprospectpark.blogspot.com/search?q=stepan


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01-25-2009, 11:56 PM
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Stepan is a work in progress but his work is in many ways more advanced than most of the other Ranger prospects. Without a doubt the best skating prospect, the most pure goal scorer and the one prospect who can play any style of game at both ends of the ice.

Like the sound of that.

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01-26-2009, 01:47 AM
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His nickname is D*step because if he didn't have aspirations to become a pro hockey player, he would become a tap dancer.







Yeah, seriously.

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01-26-2009, 03:00 AM
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His nickname is D*step because if he didn't have aspirations to become a pro hockey player, he would become a tap dancer.

Yeah, seriously.
what the hell?
I'm no tap dancer but this is like flaming him for liking to dance. And that is like saying you hate this dancing banana. I'd even say his interest in tap probably gives him an edge on the ice from all the fine tunes agility required.

One thing about Stepan is that he's a rookie on a very strong Wisconsin Badgers team and is second in scoring. A rookie! awesome

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His nickname is D*step because if he didn't have aspirations to become a pro hockey player, he would become a tap dancer.

Yeah, seriously.
Nothing wrong with that. The agility should help him.

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01-26-2009, 10:25 AM
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His nickname is D*step because if he didn't have aspirations to become a pro hockey player, he would become a tap dancer.
That officially makes him my favorite prospect.

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Hey, don't get me wrong. I think he's a great prospect.. I've read all the scouting reports and watched him play a couple of games on TV. I'm well aware of his role on the badgers and how he's becoming the go-to guy there while being a freshmen.


I just thought it was a funny and yet strange tidbit about him.

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top scoring forward on a contending WCHA team (they're 3rd in the league, but only 2 points behing 1st place Denver) as a freshman. I'd take that any day out of a frosh prospect.

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Originally there wasen't too much on him, as the Rangers really went off the board to get him...at least off the board by most scouting services. But, 2nd in scoring as a freshman is pretty damn good. Hope he continues to develop.

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This kid is only a freshman and already showing he can be an on-ice leader for his team. From what I've seen of him he really uses his speed to his advantage and actually is pretty strong but hes gonna have to grow a bit to play the the NHL (or even AHL level). At 6 feet 176 pounds he isnt exactly the most intimidating looking player but he still has a few years to grow into his body. We prolly won't see him at any training camps or preseason games for at least 3 years but so far he's shown he can be someone to be excited about

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This kid is only a freshman and already showing he can be an on-ice leader for his team. From what I've seen of him he really uses his speed to his advantage and actually is pretty strong but hes gonna have to grow a bit to play the the NHL (or even AHL level). At 6 feet 176 pounds he isnt exactly the most intimidating looking player but he still has a few years to grow into his body. We prolly won't see him at any training camps or preseason games for at least 3 years but so far he's shown he can be someone to be excited about
The thing that I am most escited about is that for an 18 y/o kid he is playing against grown men in college and is able to put up points. From everything I have read he isnt afraid to mix it up in the corners and his quickness is wayy above average. His greatest strength right now has to be his quickness and his vision, however as he continues to grow and get stronger his quickness and ability to win 1v1 battles will only get better and considering he is already doing well it is exciting to think about his ceiling.

Also, his defensive play has been much better than expected, so much so that he is actually playing on the pk. Most of the time young players have a harder time in the defensive zone because of the added strength needed to win those hard battles deep in their own zone consistently. Even at 176lbs he is finding ways to win the puck. Thats a great sign for such a young player.

Another thing is the fact that he is playing for a very well-regarded program at Wisconsin and the fact that even though he has been bounced around from wing to center and back and forth he has been getting better and better as the season has progressed. He is getting PP time and is among the scoring leaders on his team. I see nothing but good things from this second round pick.

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The thing that I am most escited about is that for an 18 y/o kid he is playing against grown men in college and is able to put up points. From everything I have read he isnt afraid to mix it up in the corners and his quickness is wayy above average. His greatest strength right now has to be his quickness and his vision, however as he continues to grow and get stronger his quickness and ability to win 1v1 battles will only get better and considering he is already doing well it is exciting to think about his ceiling.

Also, his defensive play has been much better than expected, so much so that he is actually playing on the pk. Most of the time young players have a harder time in the defensive zone because of the added strength needed to win those hard battles deep in their own zone consistently. Even at 176lbs he is finding ways to win the puck. Thats a great sign for such a young player.

Another thing is the fact that he is playing for a very well-regarded program at Wisconsin and the fact that even though he has been bounced around from wing to center and back and forth he has been getting better and better as the season has progressed. He is getting PP time and is among the scoring leaders on his team. I see nothing but good things from this second round pick.
Thanks for reminding me about the PK time. I agree with you about his potential ceiling, no matter where they put this kid he seems to fit right in and still produce. Also like you said, Wisconsin isn't a school where any random walk-on can make the top-6, it's a team that is very tough to get a spot on the lineup on.

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01-27-2009, 01:02 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, Kyle Turris scored 35 points in 36 games as an 18/19 year old for Wisconsin in his freshman year.

Stepan has 20 points in 26 games.

I'm pretty excited..

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Wisconsin is playing Denver tonight at 8pm est on NHL network.

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Wisconsin is playing Denver tonight at 8pm est on NHL network.
just finnished watching the game...nice comeback win for Denver in Wisconsin...Stepan looks pretty good

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Remember how mad everyone was when we picked him? LOL!

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This is why we hated him.

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His nickname is "Dstep" and if he wasn't playing hockey he would be a tap dancer.

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Remember how mad everyone was when we picked him? LOL!
I wasn't mad.

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I wasn't mad.
Yup. You, and I believe one other poster, were very happy. I forgot who it was.

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I wasn't happy, until I read he came from MSM-Shattuck, and was headed to Wisconsin...spoke volumes about him in my mind.

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