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01-24-2013, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by wr50l View Post
Kreider hasn't even proven himself at the the AHL level yet. Send him down because he doesn't look anywhere near NHL ready. His playoff performance last year was just like catching lightning in a bottle; he over performed. Going to the AHL for a year would not be a regression.

There is all together far too much discussion about him - not getting any minutes, moved down the lineup, benched after taking a penalty, hit very hard with his head down ... send him to the appropriate level before the pressure really gets to him.
Yea, but didnt you know he proved himself in the playoffs last season by scoring 5 goals in 18 games and making questionable decisions in the defensive/neutral zones??

But seriously, the AHL is probably the best thing for him right now. People can come up with excuses about how he needs to play with better linemates in the NHL, or how the Wolfpack roster is too ****** for him, but thats just noise. Its up to Kreider to play better, period. Last night was particularly brutal - it looked like he had Orpik's hit on one side of his mind, and Tortorella screaming at him about a mistake in the other. I dont think hes going to get his confidence back in the NHL right now.

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