Thread: Player Discussion: Chris Kreider
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02-27-2013, 02:47 PM
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I played college hockey and I disagree. Something doesn't add up.

Why is it that if a young player is not playing well, a certain sect of fans blames the coach and other external forces? Last year he excelled in the same environment. Maybe the coaches became idiots in the off-season.

A player by the time he gets to the NHL has been pretty much formed. Blaming others for an NHL player's shortcomings makes little sense to me.
Because in the playoffs Tortorella, and he's quoted as saying so, approached Kreider with "hands off".

He said he "didn't want to fill his head with too much about systems".

He let him play on instinct.

Which he is not doing now.

I played hockey at a high level too, and I disagree with you completely about how a player that reaches the NHL is complete?? Really? Players NEVER stop developing, ESPECIALLY when they reach the NHL.

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