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02-15-2013, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by HatTrick Swayze View Post
The way Kreider and Miller are being thrown to the wolves right now is bringing back some bad memories.

They have to work through it no doubt. I get that the NYR in win-now in a short season, but I can't see how this helps their confidence or "learning".

This^. these kids have the talent and need to play more, not less. There will always be NHL level growing pains that can only be overcome at the NHL level, even though a lot of minutes at AHL can help. But that is help, not overcome; for that you need pro club minutes.

These are two cornerstones of our future who have demonstrated talent which must be shaped in an ability to excel at NHL. They need to play regularly HERE. The faster they have that full opportunity, the faster they can get past this initial stage pretty much all players experience which they hope to get past by end of their tenure as rookies/sophomores.

They will keep Kreider and still screw around with what shifts, where, etc. to use him, which we should not be surprised with the way Torts juggles lines.

Miller has already mastered the AHL. The only benefit there is more minutes via the first line. But as explained above, he should be here. The chains were relatively off a couple of games, and he excelled. They are now trying to reign him in, and this is the result.

If Slats can make the right deal, a roster spot might be available, and Miller will return sooner than later. If not, they will extend that extra year of ELC eligible status.

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