Chris Kreider/JT Miller Discussion Thread (2/16: Kreider recalled to NHL)
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02-14-2013, 12:33 PM
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In 4 games since returning from injury.
And the scoring chances he set up that weren't finished.
He needs to shoot more. But he needs the puck more to do that. He needs a center that can get him the puck consistently. Richards.
This is on the coaching staff not understanding how to maximize certain players' strengths. And masking weaknesses.
Richards needs a scorer to feed. Kreider needs a center like Richards to get him the puck. They would need a guy to win battles on the boards and down low. Richards shouldn't be below the hashes as much as he is.
Gaborik is lazy as ****. He won't ever fight for a puck. He needs a guy to get him the puck. Stepan and Gaborik played their best hockey together last year. Gaborik should NOT be on the left side, he's brutal there. Give those two a guy who wins battles on the boards.
Nash and Haglein have natural chemistry.
Put Miller with guys who can mask his weaknesses while he learns.
Do the ****ing math, Torts.
Roll three scoring lines.
How hard is it to come up with lines that make ****ing sense?
Kreider needs to be more assertive. That's most likely what this is all about. He needs to stop thinking so much and worrying about his play and just play the game. Mistakes will happen, but if he is playing tentative, it won't work.
It's part of the process.
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