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02-15-2013, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
Let's talk some reality here. It's always the coach's fault for Kreider's lack of production. Jerry York was underutilizing in a defensive/sheltered role his first two seasons in college apparently. Torts has a tight leash around his neck and isn't letting him 'roam around'. The AHL was considered a time where Kreider intentionally took games off to conserve energy for the upcoming shortened season and Gernander is a terrible coach to blame for his lack of production. Now we're back with Torts converting him into a grinder? His stats and style of play shows that he'll possibly play a grinder type role in his career. Is it time we look at the player to evaluate what he really is, as opposed to blaming others around him? I say so.
You make a very good point here about Kreider. I am friends with the athletic director of a private school in brooklyn who coached hockey for years in vermont and he stated 3 years ago that kreider will never max out his potential because he doesn't work hard enough all the time and his hockey IQ is only so so.

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