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09-24-2013, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Regarding Kreider, can someone who has watched him more at lower levels explain why he averaged around 1.5 PIM per game in BC and then in Hartford. What I'm wondering, specifically, is if he's much more physically engaged at those levels. He took 3 penalties in 23 games in the NHL last year. It's a significant enough difference to wonder what's up.
He isn't engaging for some reason. I think he is deferring too much.

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The nice thing about Hrivik as opposed to Kristo, is that Hrivik could play a bottom 6 role. Kristo is purely an offensive player. We already have several of those including Zuccarello and Brassard. They're using Fast for PK duties as well so he has a versatility edge.
Agreed. I think Hrivik makes this team. He is a big, strong kid who looks to make plays and understands board play. I think he makes the team. Fast I think is the other kid who makes it. Plays both wings, is great on the PP, can PK. His defensive awareness is just more polished than Kristo's is right now.

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