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02-25-2013, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ailurophile View Post
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.
I doubt Kreider ever becomes as good as Hagelin. Hagelin is on the cusp of being something special IMO. He's proven to be versatile in any role a coach asks him to play in. He is much smarter with and without the puck. His vision, his tenacity and decision making leads me to easily choose him over Kreider.

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