Chris Kreider/JT Miller Discussion Thread (2/16: Kreider recalled to NHL)
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02-15-2013, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by
Boom Boom Geoffrion
Miller hasn't mastered anything in the AHL yet. How can you say something ridiculous like this Bern?
Both him and Kreider both need more seasoning imo.
They need the opposite type of seasoning too. JT needs to work on this conditioning, and strength. Kreider needs to focus on the X's and O's. But they both need more time.
Having a player in the AHL is ideal when they are missing key components in their game. There are much better players in the AHL right now than both Kreider and Miller. They should both be playing 20 minutes a night, fine-tuning their game.
We're not a rebuilding team where we can afford to have players in the line-up that have some voids.
You have to be confident that Hartford's going to prepare these guys for the NHL. Look at our drafting history - look at the success rate of our homegrown players developing into everday NHL players.
If we had good options to replace Miller and Kreider I would definitely agree with you. Or if they were hurting the team defensively. But there's no evidence that they are hurting the team. And their replacements are not going to be great shakes. So, I'm an advocate of having both continue to work on their games at the NHL level.
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