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01-26-2012, 02:11 PM
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No, I don't believe Kreider will become a top 20 winger. And yes, if he becomes Erik Cole (Who I believe is the ideal comparison, mind you, Cole did much better in the NCAA) that would be ideal.
The fact that we fans often list Kreider as "untouchable" in deals for superstars does not make him any more valuable than he is.
He's untouchable because his physical tools are so rare. And although many claim his hockey sense isn't great, let's see how he adapts to the pro game. Some guys are actually better suited for the bigger, faster NHL game than the college or Junior game. He could be one of those guys. When you look at this natural assets, skating, size, shot, passing skills (he's a very good passer) you have to want to see it play out with the big club before considering moving him. He could be a 3rd line LW or he could be Cam Neely with better wheels and without the pugilism. For one, I want to see it play out in NY.
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