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02-17-2013, 09:26 PM
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ltsthinaz
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Originally Posted by NYRangers723 View Post
Defense is important but Torts goes overboard with it. If you have offensive talent but you make one defensive mistake you are benched so gusy seems afraid to mess up. Kreider wants to help the team but he knows he has a coach that doesnt cut him any slack like other guys
Kreider has looked very tentative, I suspect he's trying to please Torts so he doesn't get benched/sent to Hartford. He hasn't yet learned to play in a grind-it-out style. He showed us his talent last year, though, they need to find a place for him and maybe let him work through some mistakes and get his confidence back. The one goal he scored this year was gorgeous.

Remember how this thread last spring was speculating on "would he score 30 this year"? Not too likely now.

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