Found March 21, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin have been enjoying breakout seasons. They're both in the top four in team scoring, while also making a difference on the defensive end. Another way they've had a positive role on this team is by attending every optional practice this season. Which John Tortorella addressed yesterday... "I've used them as examples. Especially in this type of year  where guys were thinking do I need rest or should I get extra ice without the camp. We certainly, after a few weeks, used those two guys as examples of being there all the time. Catch a lot of crap about it, because I've used them as examples. But they like playing. These are kids. I think kids should be playing. We overthink the tiredness sometimes and they just want to play." Here's Hagelin on Stepan's success this season (via Newsday)... "He's been really good in the last 20 or so games. I don't know if he's doing anything different. I g...
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