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02-14-2013, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SFW View Post
Kreider isn't going to have a track record if you don't play him. He will not make the transition into becoming an NHLer if he's sitting in the press box for Brian Boyle. He has got to be developed and developed NOW. Playing him for a game here and there and then sitting him down for a game does nothing but hurt him and won't help him get into a rhythm. I'd much rather see Kreider playing to his full potential than Boyle playing to his full potential.

If you want to see more dump-and-chase hockey, errant passes to vacant positions, weak shots that go wide, then I guess this is the right move.
Exactly. Kreider isnt going to be effective if you limit his icetime and never put him in good situations. Im not saying Kreider is a first line player but its been prove in the playoffs and in a few situations that kreider can really be effective when playing with guys like richards

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