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02-15-2013, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
He isn't a power forward, he doesn't play like a power forward, and never has. He doesn't bull his way to the net with the puck. He's a quick strike kind of player. He excels on the rush, he excels going to the net and finding pucks. He doesn't control the puck like that. It's not his game.

So no, the "bigger and stronger" theory doesn't fit.
He also does not have the motor of a Hagelin/Callahan player. Never has, even in HS when he had free roam over the entire rink.

Speed and motor are two 100% different things. Asking Kreider to be like Hagelin is like asking Gaborik to be like Callahan or vice-versa.

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