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02-16-2013, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Sticky Fingers View Post
@bernmeister: The reason why Kreider would win the poll is because he' a prospect. And they are always potential +50 goal scorers, while "boring" Stepan is the old toy that is not (?) gonna be the new Brad Richards that everybody thought a couple of years ago. The difference between real life and NHL 13 us that player don't just get better because you play them hard, and there is a reason why Kreider is in the AHL, and it's not bcos Torts hare him, it's simply because he's not ready yet. Might be in a couple of weeks, nobody knows how he will adjust to the NHL-level. ....
He said Stepan was more "valuable" than Kreider, IMO he is not.
Kreider is obviously WAY more gifted, and based on the handful of performances to date, gives every indication that once completely unshackled he will far exceed any reasonable expectations for Stepan.

Have complained about Torts but don't remember saying he hated CK, and for a guy who has had a minimum of AHL experience because he opted the college route, I have no problem getting him some experience and full time development while the big club continues to sort things out.

But unarguably, the fact that Rangers were desperate enough to burn an entire year of ELC just to have him proves his future is in NY sooner than later.

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