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11-14-2012, 07:46 PM
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ColonialsHockey10
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Originally Posted by Faxius View Post
Not sure if this was directed at me, but that wasn't what I meant.

I haven't seen any of his games and just wanted an update on his progress
and maybe an explanation why he isn't potting more goals.
Is it because he looks out of place or it looks like he isn't trying, etc.
He looks good.

While every player thrives to some degree with good linemates, Kreider needs skill (which is why Callahan won't complement him very well IMO).

Kris Newbury is a good AHL player, a very good one at that, but he's a north-south guy that isn't particularly good at carrying the puck or dishing it off (that's not to say he can't pass, he's just not what I would call a playmaker). Unfortunately there isn't a ton of skill on the Whale; guys like Segal do well but they don't complement Kreider's skills. Thomas and Miller do, but they're rookies as well trying to find their way. MZA or JAM would have fit nicely on a line with Kreider, but they're gone.

In the games I've watched he looks similar to the way he did in college; good, but he's playing with the exact same type of linemates so it's hard to produce for him. He's not a dynamic offensive player, but if he plays with a guy who can find him with the puck he's lethal.

I could even see Kreider meshing with Christensen if he were still a Ranger.

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