Thread: Player Discussion: Chris Kreider
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04-21-2013, 02:38 PM
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I don't think it's a good idea to play your top NHL prospect, one who has dominated the AHL with Shelly and Prust. I don't think he was put in a position to succeed. He became more defensively responsible, but his offensive game took a hit.
Developing prospects isn't as easy as running them through a pre-determined process - everyone is different. Clearly AA was put in a position to succeed, because he succeeded. He's a valuable piece on an NHL team. I really don't think he was every going to be a 1C or a 70, 80 point NHL player regardless of how he was developed. Also, did he come right up and play Shelley and Prust? I could have sworn he was put there after a few games because he was struggling.

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