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10-31-2013, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post

Not so uncommon among rookies in their first year of professional sports, I would venture to guess. Kreider had no problem moving his feet in the playoffs 2 years ago. Why? Because Torts didn't give him a lot to think about. The following year, he had to learn the system, learn his responsibilities, learn how to be a professional. And yes, Torts wasn't exactly the most forgiving person when it came to mistakes, particularly in a lockout shortened season.

The idea that Kreider's struggles stemmed from a lack of effort is a crock.
I think this type of psycho-babble, that there was so much going on upstairs, that it created the illusion that Kreider was coasting around out there, is the crock. Tortorella told Kreider to watch Hagelin - he didnt have to look any further than JT Miller who, despite making mistakes, was still getting ice-time because he was playing balls to the wall.

Im ready to put this behind us, because it looks like the switch has finally been flipped on.

But its not rocket science - as soon as Kreider started moving his feet every shift, he got better.

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