Thread: Player Discussion: Chris Kreider
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02-27-2013, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Hellion View Post
I dont know if its Gernander who messed the kid up as much as the hype and media attention he recieved after coming into the POs and playing the way he did. Wouldnt discount the effect that might have had on a young kid. The lack of energy he has shown makes me feel like he thinks he dosnt need to give it his 100%
This is a good post. Del Zotto's slump his second year was largely related to this, and it's very clear that he was not approaching practices and off-ice activities in the same fashion as the year before. This isn't my opinion, this is what Torts has said a million times last year when asked about how he has bounced back.

I believe this is the case with Krieder as well. I won't speculate on the specifics, but the root cause is likely general inconsistency and his mental approach. It's a common thing to occur with young players who experience success quickly.

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