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03-01-2013, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
With Kreider, at least currently, it goes beyond defensive and transition issues - which are definitely evident. But they're also evident with Miller, or any young player. For all this conversation about what kind of player Kreider is, or how hes not being utilized correctly, or any of the other ridiculous excuses that have popped up in this thread - the common theme I see when I watch Kreider play is someone who is extraordinary timid and disengaged. Hes not moving his feet, and hes certainly not using his big frame to any sort of advantage. Thats unforgivable and, rightfully so, earned him a ticket back to Hartford.
To be fair, he did the same thing in his freshman season at BC. It takes him a little while to figure out his way to engage. I am not sure if it is because he is overly cautious of making mistakes or because he gets inside his own head or what. He will show spurts, and then he will sit back.

It's almost exactly what he did his freshman season.

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