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05-05-2011, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by satrabyk View Post
Really? Hes got size, speed (strength will have to see for Krieder) but i mean i would rather keep him in the line up over Prospal as i kno with a 20 year old he can improve well the 35 year old will get worse as the season goes on. If u need a veteran guy you get them late in the season if they look like they are playing at the top of their game for exp Recchi, Arnott.
True but also very few rookies step in and can play top line duty. I think it makes more sense to bring in Kreider to play on the 2nd or 3rd line. Kreider does have the speed, and some strength, he is big so I think he will grow into that...but many good NHL players have slow starts to their careers, not that I'm comparing the two but Joe Thornton had quite an awful rookie year if you think about it, so I don't think Kreider will be ready to play 1st line minutes as an NHL rookie if he makes the team next year.

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