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01-04-2013, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
Then clearly you don't follow what players do during lockouts.

Otherwise, you would be informed enough to know that most guys go at about 65% or so and a lot lower than that.

Only guys who are proven NHL vets, not someone whose rookie season is still ahead of him. To compare him to Dubi is ridiculous. No team would tell someone BEFORE his rookie season , "dont worry, no matter what you do, you've made the team, so just take it easy."

He had a few playoff games with minimal responsibility where all his mistakes were forgiven and every half-decent play led to cheers only because he was just days out of college, not because he reached such levels of play that he no longer needs to try against a super-charged (due to lockout) AHL.

Nobody who watched Kreider in Hartford thinks he is just relaxing. Even the Whale TV color commentators are saying that he is having trouble because he is getting more responsibility than he got in the NHL. He is simply failing.

I am still hopeful about Kreider, i just think he is a kid who needs to get used to the pro game, but to say that he would play in the NHL from the start of the season were it not for the lockout is BS.

The funny thing is that all those people saying, "if you only watched the games, you would know that his stats dont mean he isnt playing well" are the ones not watching. Everyone watching realizes that his play and his stats relect each other pretty accurately.

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