#13 - 02/14/2013 | New York Islanders @ New York Rangers | 7:00 PM - MSG
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02-14-2013, 11:38 AM
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If Kreider can't handle a scratch after playing like **** then he's never going to last in the NHL. did you ever think maybe torts is trying to train him not only physically as a hockey player, but mentally as well?
We have no clue what goes on in the locker room. From what i've been led to believe Torts is very good with his players off the ice, constantly encouraging and creating a confident atmosphere. I'm sure it wasn't just a "you're scratched kreids because you've been sucking."
We know Kreider has huge potential. If we know that, the rangers organization sure as hell knows that. They are not going to allow him to be ruined.
If they think he needs a game off, that's fine. For all we know, it could be like last season when Torts had kreider watch three games or so before getting in the lineup and specifically told him to focus on the way hagelin plays. With hagelin going strong now, maybe he is telling kreider to take a step back and watch hagelin play tonight to refresh his memory.
Regardless we have no clue. But I've watched this organization develop into one of the premiere ones in player development. Look at the NHL talent they have had come through there system since the lockout.
I trust there judgement and i trust there handling of kreider and all of our other prospects. If they feel this is the right move for him and the organization, i fully stand behind it. And i will continue to stand behind them until they begin having flops like the islanders constantly have in there player development.
I dont buy that. IMO they are ruining kreider. JT Miller was god awfu last game and yet he gets to play. kreider wasnt great but he played better than Miller on both sides of the ice. I gurantee if he played with nash/stepan/richards he would have 5 or 6 goals yet Torts has no idea how to use him
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