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03-07-2011, 07:47 AM
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Kreider should talk to Ben Smith
Kreider should talk to his buddy Stepan. Ask him about life in the NHL. Even if Kreider goes to the AHL,he won't be there very long. He can ask McDonagh about that. Just like Wisconsin the school, BC the school is not going anywhere. They can finish their school work at a later date.
Ben Smith is not a National Hockey League player. He is a professional hockey player. What did he expect to do playing pro hockey? Practice. Travel. Play games. Your job is to play hockey. He gets paid $65,000 to play in the AHL. He got $160,000 as a signing bonus. He was a 5th round pick. Did he expect to play in the NHL this season? He got into 3 NHL games this season. 21 points in 50 AHL games.
I can certainly understand being kind of unhappy with playing in the AHL over college...it probably really isn't as fun. However, if you have designs on being a pro hockey player and making that your living, I would think you understand that the AHL is a sometimes necessary stepping stone, and if you pine for college and are tired of always playing hockey, then maybe you're not cut out to be a pro
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