F Chris Kreider (2009, 19th overall, NY Rangers) II -"What's the big deal," you ask?
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12-28-2012, 01:44 PM
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I've seen him plenty. I see size, speed, and a good shot. Thats it. I see a clear lack of hockey IQ, a clear lack of being able to generate offense, and a clear lack of consistent production over any decent sample-size.
Those add up to someone who is IMO not an elite-level prospect. Elite level prospects playing in North America(juniors, college) almost always produce offense when they are in juniors or college. Kreider didnt consitently do that, yet alot of people seem to think that its magically going to change when he gets to the NHL.
Its a reasonably unique situation, as Chris has with him an offensive package not incomparable to Alexander Ovechkin.
But he could be a 30 goal scorer in this league, or be as ineffective as Artyukin. We have to wait and see. Kreider is rated highly as a prospect because of his ceiling. But whether or not he gets there is a huge question mark.
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