Thread: Player Discussion: Chris Kreider
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04-24-2013, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
I think part of it is that bringing him up in last year's playoffs was a whirlwind for him - he didnt have time to think and just went out and played. His confidence seems a bit shot this season. Im not a psychologist, but it seems like hes falling into a malaise because hes not playing with better players. Its up to him to snap out of it.

Torts isnt looking to screw him. I think hes looking for Kreider to take the bull by the horns and say "Ya know what, if Im going to play 3,5,7 minutes, Im going to play like hell and its going to be the best 5 mins I can give"
Agree with this. The confidence is low right now. Seems to me like he second guesses himself a lot. On the other hand, it also looks very much like he is playing it safe out there, doesn't want to make a mistake. Doesn't want to take too long a shift. He isn't anticipating breakouts well or he just wants to make sure the defensive side of the game is taken care of and hopefully his line will be able to get some if at all offensive zone time.

I agree with the mentality to make the best of the little ice time he is getting but man 3 minutes is tough to swallow and do much with.

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