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01-10-2013, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by msv957 View Post
I would think without a doubt Kreider would have put up more than 2 points in 55 games in the NHL if he played on a line with Pandolfo and Reasoner. Kreider's speed and NHL shot would have done the trick.

It really is no excuse for Nino to have a horrible season last year. Granted he probably got around 6-7 minutes of ice time on that 4th line but even a blind squirrel can finds some acorns. If Nino was so good he would have had some more points on that line and force management to put Nino on a scoring line or at least the 3rd line with more quality ice time
Being 19, getting 4th line minutes with energy players and coming back from a concussion is kind of an excuse. People forget that he actually looked pretty good before the injury. It was post-injury where he struggled.

Not going to judge his upside on last year. It was a horrible situation.

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