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02-25-2013, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyBasedNYC View Post
Dont agree with Torts losing the team (yet), but agree on sending them down. Especially Kreider. Play him somewhere. Give him minutes. If Torts is going to **** with him and play Bickel at forward in his place, do the kid a favor and give him top professional minutes. He needs to play.

You know I thought for the most part Torts and the Rangers have done a magnificent job bringing along home grown rookies. Even a guy like Sauer was giving the trust to succeed and was aloud to prove himself. McDonagh, DZ rebounded after being sent down. Etc... I feel like for the first time they are not managing a kid correctly though. And when I say they i mean Torts and the Rangers brass, because its a decision they all have to make.
Agree about their history so far with prospects. I don't think they've done a bad job with anyone prior to Kreider. However Kreider has been different than a lot of the previous prospects brought in to the system. I would hate to see Kreider fall short of his expected role or be forced in to something he isn't. Torts is trying to make him Hagelin. Hagelin is a good player, but I think we all have higher expectations for Kreider.

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