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2012-2013 Connecticut Whale/Greenville Road Warriors Thread (AHL, ECHL)
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11-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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Good read from Cerny on Kreider today on blueshirtsunited:
From there most of the players found their way into the weight room for off-ice work, and by around 12:30 the arena, locker room, and strength and conditioning facilities were mostly empty---except for the areas where Dylan McIlrath and Christian Thomas guided a camera crew as they filmed the next Insider segment for BlueshirtsUnited.com.
Then at 1:00 Whale assistant Pat Boller curiously skated out on to the ice. Any questions as to why he had returned were answered moments later when Chris Kreider emerged from the tunnel and joined Boller on the ice. Kreider was not yet finished with his work day.
And it is this tremendous dedication and work ethic that is going to lift Chris Kreider to NHL stardom one day because with Kreider it's not just the world-class speed, soft hands, on and off-ice intelligence, and 6-foot-3 230 pound frame that sets him apart---though all of that certainly helps make him an elite level prospect. It is how hard he works at his craft that captures you.
And there he was Wednesday in an empty XL Center, long after everyone had gone home, tirelessly looking to perfect his shot with the aid of a helpful assistant coach.
Kreider routinely is the last, or among the last, player to exit the ice following Whale practice each and every day, usually with undrafted rookie Kyle Jean staying another 30 minutes or so working right alongside him. But on Wednesday Kreider took it a step further by creating his own double-session, if you will.
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