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Blueshirt Banter Jul 11, 2016

2016 Report Card: Derek Stepan

When you think of Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan it's hard not to think of the "1A and 1B" center labels. However, it is Stepan who is paid the big bucks and with that bigger contract comes loftier expectations. Let’s get an idea of what Stepan brings to the Rangers when considering his $6.5 million cap hit. Two centers that have similar deals to Stepan are Nathan MacKinnon of the Avalanche and Ryan Kesler of the Ducks. The 20 year old MacKinnon just signed his deal and Kesler signed his contract extension as a 30 year old pending UFA last year. Although they are not similar in age to...

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