The Kreider Thread (1/22: Kreider fine, skating at practice)
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01-24-2013, 11:59 AM
Change is good.
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Totally agreed that he needs to get his confidence back.
Best practice in such a case is to send the kid down (no matter the sport, really) to get as much PT as possible, to get as much 1-on-1 coaching as possible, to basically work it out. It's exactly what we saw with Cally several years back. I would totally be on board with this course of action... if I had ANY faith at all in Gernander. Seems to me that the last three years have proven to us that HFD is where offensive players go to become confused, stagnate and LOSE confidence.
I mean, to the point above, Kreider looked pretty damn good for a rookie in the POs, right? Then, he spent 30 odd games in HFD and now looks lost. Like Grachev. Like Kundratek. Like Sanguinetti. etc.
Don't send him down. Do the best you can to work it out in practice and learning from the bench. Then give him more opportunities in games that are one sided (either way) until he displays enough confidence to start trusting him with a regular role again. Keep Chris the **** away from Gernander.
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