F Chris Kreider (2009, 19th overall, NY Rangers) II -"What's the big deal," you ask?
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12-28-2012, 08:02 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Danbury, CT
Kreider seems to be the kind of player that produces better numbers playing with better line-mates.
As mentioned above, he's not someone that is going to make the players around him better. It's not his game.
Kreider is a finisher that needs his line-mates to carry the puck and get the puck to him.
He's still got alot of work to do, but the size, speed and shot scream NHL ready. The concern I have is his hockey smarts.
Will he understand how to create the seperation needed to get that shot off?
Will he realize that he will have a size advantage over quite a few defenceman and park his big body in front of the net imposing his will on defenceman?
in order for Kreider to excel at the NHL level, he's going to need a Brad Richards or a Derek Stepan as his center. Putting Kreider with Brian Boyle is not going to do anything for either the player or the team.
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