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01-18-2013, 10:47 AM
Paulie Walnutz
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Kreider's ceiling IMO has been that of Erik Cole or Max Pacioretty. That is the type of player the Rangers are hoping for. Cole doesn't create a tone of offense himself. He goes to the right areas and uses his size and speed to put the defense in bad positions. Pacioretty is the same. That is what the Rangers should be, and IMO are, hoping Kreider can turn into.

These predictions of 80 points or 40 goals are way out of whack. 20-30 goals, 50-60 points. That would make him a legitimate 1st liner.
This is why I keep saying Boyle should not be his center. I'm not trying to knock Boyle, he's a solid team player, but when it comes to his offensive game, he has none. How many times did people rip him in the GDT last year because on a 3 on 2 rush he'd just fire a poor shot from far out? He lacks offensive instincts.

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