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01-24-2013, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by kaneone View Post
Well he did do nothing on the second line. The justification for calling up Newbury is that he apparently deserves it because he earned it (I say "apparently" because I didn't watch him play in the AHL). Kreider hasn't earned anything.
Kreider hasn't been given a chance to earn anything. He's been juggled all over the place and gotten very limited minutes. I do think he looks tentative out there, but I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that he's afraid of making a mistake and being nailed to the bench. I'd like to see him get a full game or two playing with Stepan, but Torts doesn't seem willing enough to stick with him for that.

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