Thread: Player Discussion: Chris Kreider
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02-26-2013, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by vstk View Post
The fan base has a "ready - aim - fire"-mentality, without the "ready - aim"-part.

I believe Kreider is trying to play the way Tortorella wants him to play, which may not be the way Kreider is meant to be played. You don't see creativity on the ice? Just dump and chase over and over again? That's on the coach. I sincerely believe every time Kreider is out there, he is too afraid of Tortorella's retribution of any possible mistake he might or might not do at any given time.
You know I'm not an NHL coach. I'm at the beginning stages of my own coaching career. So I don't like to question other coaches' systems.

But after tonight. Looking back at this losing streak of pathetic hockey...

This is not the same roster as last year. The identity is gone. Its on the coach to figure out what works with the players he has. Tortorella has not been able to do that. He does not know how to properly utilize this roster.

Looking at the roster, there is NO excuse for such poor results.

Elite goaltending.
Elite defense corp.
Nash, Richards, Gaborik
And a solid supporting cast.

What is the issue??? Why can't this coaching staff get more from these players?

Still want Gaborik and Richards gone. But that's another discussion entirely.

What's the solution???

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