Thread: Speculation: Traverse City Tournament on MSG?
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08-24-2013, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by TheRightWay View Post
Okay, let me amend my statements.

Chris Kreider has nothing to gain in attending a casual, pre-training camp tournament consisting largely of CHLers/NCAAers getting their first taste of professional hockey and Europeans getting their first taste of North American hockey. And for a handful of tryout guys to try an earn a contract. He's going to have the entirety of training camp and the pre-season to prove himself against the players he needs to prove himself against. There's nothing that Traverse City offers him exclusively.
I kind of disagree. If nothing else it gets Chris a few more games and an extra week of training camp. Those things will not hurt him. Every team is pretty likely to have guys on the verge of making their NHL teams. Chris fits that bill as well. Kreider's first pro season was not particularly great. He's eligible to play. He should go. He still has a lot to prove.

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