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10-31-2013, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by petejudge View Post
What mistakes? Kreider spent most of his time in the offensive zone NOT imposing his will or moving his feet. He seemed lost, he wasn't finding the open lanes. He wasn't moving well without the puck in the offensive zone. Defensively he was horrible. Tortorella wasn't wrong for being critical of Kreider's game, but the way he handled it was clearly not the best way for a kid like him to learn.
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I think we are saying the same thing. Kreider's previous mistakes were all bred out of a lack of effort. Others would have you believe that mistakes within Torts system were what put Kreider in the doghouse. The reality is he was playing like a dog last season and, for the past 3 games at least, he hasn't.

A much better argument would be that AV's message has resonated better - but I find it awfully hard to believe that Tortorella wasn't telling Kreider to move his god damn feet.

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