The Kreider Thread (1/22: Kreider fine, skating at practice)
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01-10-2013, 04:54 PM
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Dont know how you can make that judgment having not seen Kreider in the NHL at 21.
Kreider has more talent, but I do worry he might suffer from the same issues Dubinsky had - chiefly, not knowing the type of player he is and having his development suffer because of it.
Really? I think Kreider knows what kind of player he is. Outside of his speed, size and shot, his head is probably the best thing he has going for him. My main issue with Dubinsky was his tendency to try and dance and dangle when all he had to do was put his shoulder down and muscle a guy out of the way. I've never seen that with Kreider.
Having guys that can make stretch passes with aplomb is going to boost his production tremendously. All those times where we saw Gaborik find a seam in the D at the red line and catch a pass from Del Zotto are going to be mimicked by Kreider, IMO.
I also think Nash will be a great mentor for him.
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