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11-05-2011, 02:21 PM
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john g
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Originally Posted by AmericanDream View Post
these guys are 5'9 munchkins or smaller. xcept Smith.

do not compare Kreider to them.

the smaller players always seem to have better roles on York's squad, but anyone above 6 feet that isnt a junior or a senior somehow has to earn their ice time. Smaller players in general seem to acclimate themselves faster to the college game then everyone else. see T.J Tynan for that.

it maddens me all the time.

all those guys listed above are very solid players, but the lifespan of most of them will only be a few years as a pro....Kreider on the other hand is going to have a long long career in the NHL, and at the end of the day thats what matters not what they did in the NCAA.
you answered it yourself -- the smaller guys are better suited and perform better. there's no conspiracy as discussed ad nauseum that Kreider wasn't playing because of his age, height and class. he wasn't producing as well as others and had to wait his turn.

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