2013 Off-Season Speculation/Be a GM Thread II
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05-29-2013, 12:50 PM
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I dont think Kreider is smart or defensive enough for a Center role. He can barely handle his assignments on the wing
But I did enjoy the proposal
Underline: thank you.
Bold: I think he can. There is a learning curve, and I'm not saying ultimately everyone is better off with him there and not in the pivot. But for starters, since he's young and strong, give him a few double shifts as I indicated, only with really speedy wingers. After the fact, let him learn via the video replay and custom instruction.
His biggest problem, IMO, is not lack of ability, cause he has used raw athleticism to prevail previously and now he has to master certain nuances at NHL level. But this will come with experience.
It will come faster with Torts buh bye and him receiving encouragement and awareness that promotes recognizing his assignments and accelerates his learning, and not someone trying to drill something into his brain, making him think about it multiples before doing it.
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