Stepan a Prime Candidate for Sophomore Jinx

stepan5Kukla’s Korner takes a look at why Derek Stepan is a prime candidate for a sophomore jinx…

“Stepan finished fourth in scoring with the New York Rangers. He scored 45 points. He did so by playing a relatively easy offensive role with many offensive zone starts and a poor quality of opposition. The New York Rangers will likely need him to play a more significant role next season and if they do, they may find he is not ready. They will likely find that he can’t maintain his offensive numbers playing a tougher role.”

…ummm, Stepan played on the power play, penalty kill, and on probably every line. He also shifted between center and wing. I’m pretty sure he played a very significant role last season?

…i love when so-called experts make up statistics just to back-up their claims. Seriously, wtf is an offensive zone start? And how is he playing a poor quality of opposition? He played against the same teams and players as everyone else in the NHL.

KK adds that given how soft Stepan’s role was his rookie season it will be a tough adjustment for him when asked to fulfill a more difficult role during his sophomore season and will likely affect him statistically.

…man, now I really hope Stepan has a ridiculous year just to make this idiot eat his words.

And if you want some reasoning why Stepan isn’t a candidate for a sophomore jinx, check out Jess Rubenstein’s piece at The Prospect Park.

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Stepan a Prime Candidate for Sophomore Jinx

stepan5Kukla’s Korner takes a look at why Derek Stepan is a prime candidate for a sophomore jinx…

“Stepan finished fourth in scoring with the New York Rangers. He scored 45 points. He did so by playing a relatively easy offensive role with many offensive zone starts and a poor quality of opposition. The New York Rangers will likely need him to play a more significant role next season and if they do, they may find he is not ready. They will likely find that he can’t maintain his offensive numbers playing a tougher role.”

…ummm, Stepan played on the power play, penalty kill, and on probably every line. He also shifted between center and wing. I’m pretty sure he played a very significant role last season?

…i love when so-called experts make up statistics just to back-up their claims. Seriously, wtf is an offensive zone start? And how is he playing a poor quality of opposition? He played against the same teams and players as everyone else in the NHL.

KK adds that given how soft Stepan’s role was his rookie season it will be a tough adjustment for him when asked to fulfill a more difficult role during his sophomore season and will likely affect him statistically.

…man, now I really hope Stepan has a ridiculous year just to make this idiot eat his words.

And if you want some reasoning why Stepan isn’t a candidate for a sophomore jinx, check out Jess Rubenstein’s piece at The Prospect Park.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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