Thread: Player Discussion: Chris Kreider
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03-27-2013, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Someone spoke with Kreider. He didn't hit guys late in college or very early in his pro career.
Last years playoffs and earlier this season he seemed to me hesitant about throwing body checks as if he wasn't sure what he was doing or how hard he should run someone. Maybe he's finally turned the corner on that.

One thing that concerns me is since his draft year is his second halves of seasons have been much better than the firsts. He's a slow starter and needs to get beyond that or he's going to be doing the back and forth from the AHL/NHL next year as well.

Last year he played about 65 games and he's fairly close to that now--at 56. Full NHL season and playoffs is going to be 100 games anyway if your team is going deep. That's another thing he is going to have to deal with.

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