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03-01-2013, 12:24 AM
Steve Kournianos
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So I finally got to watch the first 10 games of the season. Kreider was MIA up until the Isles game. Miller outplayed him only because of his hustle. Didnt see a whole lot of urgency in Kreider's game, which is odd when you consider he was a workhorse against the Caps and Devils.

These cups of coffee will help both of them out in the long run.

In reality, Kreider's getting punished because of his postseason. In reality, he was playing as well as a rookie fresh out of the NCAA would have been expected to play without an NHL postseason under his belt -- nothing flashy, nothing jaw-dropping, nothing to be overly concerned about.

Very similar to Callahan in 2007-08. He was lost. Terrible. Turning pucks over, missing assignments, shooting wide 99 pct of the time.

Hope Kreider takes these moves in stride. Torts is generally an idiot but I think Kreider will appreciate the tough love in retrospect.

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