Arron Asham and Martin Biron (10/20: Biron announces his retirement on Twitter)
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10-14-2013, 12:11 PM
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I know you didn't quote me, but as I agree with the poster you quoted, I'll provide my thoughts.
I think Miller is nowhere near ready. He shows nearly nothing in regular season NHL games. I find myself surprisingly in the high minority in that thought though.
For Kreider, it's a confidence issue. The coaching staff ****ed with him all year last season. Up and down, up and down. Let him get into the swing of things in CT, and see what that does to his game.
A guy like Haley or Mashinter can come up and contribute on the fourth line. And we're not killing their development by playing them 10 or less minutes a night.
The thing is, whoever gets called up from CT right now to replace Asham (if anyone, remember, he's already cleared waivers this season and was not sent down) isn't going to step right into the top-6, where Kreider would need to play. Playing CK 12 or less minutes a night on the third line isn't what he needs right now.
Let him get 22 a night in CT in all situations.
The 'confidence' thing is so overblown. These guys have been playing hockey since they were children. They know how to play the game. J.T. Miller has a big ego, and a chip on his shoulder. He plays the game the right way, and has shown he can play at this level.
Kreider on the other hand seems to suffer a bit from a lack of intensity. Its his personality, he and Miller differ in that way. However, I would love to see them both getting LARGE amounts of ice time at this level. I will deal with the growing pains, seeing them play at the top level is the best way they're going to learn. Enough with the babying. Get rid of Boyle and Pyatt and put them in there.
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