Thread: Prospect Info: Kristo has a strong worth ethic
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08-13-2013, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
Why exactly did Montreal want to trade Kristo anyways?
Next up, the New York Rangers traded Christian Thomas to Montreal for Danny Kristo straight up. In other words….they stole Kristo. All I've heard from Montreal scouts for the past two years is how concerned they are about his off-ice maturity and while his behavior during his freshman and sophomore seasons at North Dakota definitely gave just cause for such concern, his bout with frostbite (a consequence of his poor decisions) was a turning point for him. His focus off the ice has improved dramatically and it's been reflected by his performance on the ice. The thought of losing his toes and being unable to play hockey professionally was a ginormous wake up call and he's cleaned up his act. I thought this was in the past when Montreal signed him, but let this be a lesson to young hockey players every where…reputations are had to shake so make sure you earn a good one.

As far as New York is concerned, I think it's a great opportunity for both sides and Kristo will be very comfortable with guys like Kreider, Stepan, McDonagh and Bourque in the locker room. A comfortable Kristo is a confident Kristo and a confident Kristo is a successful Kristo. Huge win for the Rangers.

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