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2011-2012 Rangers Prospects Thread (Juniors, College, International, Other) *Part 2*
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09-29-2011, 12:01 PM
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True to some extent...he can make some nice moves but he seems to be more of a "make one move and go" type of player rather than "hold onto the puck and dance around" type
At any rate, I wasn't specifically criticizing Kreider, just the idea that his size and speed will make him a juggernaut no matter what
He's strong on the puck but he keeps it pretty simple... Not going to be the type of player who is weaving the puck through defenders in high traffic.... For instance his famous Beanpot goal from 2 seasons ago, that's not going to work a lot of times and I think he even said that.... There's probably going to be an adjustment period where Chris has to figure out what types of plays will work and be effective at the professional level... Certainly some stuff that gets by in NCAA level of play is not going to fly at the professional level...
I wouldn't label this talk as a criticism of his game either, but more like an accurate description of his game... He's not an above average stick-handler from what I've seen... But he is pretty smart and knows how to use his size and frame to protect the puck, he's hard on the puck....
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