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03-01-2013, 02:23 PM
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I think everyone here is aware that I was the first and most fierce critic of Kreider, but let's hold our horses. He's still just barely old enough to buy beer, let him develop. All the projections of him scoring at a 20-30 goal pace this year are obviously crap, but long-term that's still very much a possibility, even a probability. There's no reason to give up on him. His speed, size and shot are still excellent. Any coach will be able to explain to him how to use those assets well enough to be at least a very good third liner.

He needs to stop trying to be Nash and KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). Skate north, try to stretch the defense with you speed, and hope that will create an opportunity to score using your hard shot. If it fails, then use your size to drive to the net to screen the goalie and/or get garbage goals.

It's really not rocket science for Kreider to become a 20-20 player, hopefully more than that.

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