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10-31-2013, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
I dont care. My point, in all of this, is it was on Kreider as to why (real or perceived) he wasn't showing any effort most nights. He seems to have corrected the problems - good on him.

Now, with a few more games of legitimate effort, maybe we can move on to what kind of NHL player he will be. Because, despite what some of the brainiacs around here think, that is to be determined.
The problem is that you only seem to be assuming that he was being lazy (not putting in effort) because you aren't actually analyzing the problem. The mental game isn't simple, despite much of the physical game being so. It's all well and good to say "just move your feet" but if a player isn't when he's shown no indication of laziness in the past, there's usually another reason why. I was complaining about many of the same things in Kreider's game as you were. I'm just not content to leave it at that. If you don't care about that aspect of the game, why bother responding to the people who do?

I agree that we're not to the point where Kreider has established himself as an NHL player. There is definitely a marked difference between the way he's playing right now and the way he's played at any other point in his pro career... and that includes the playoff games in 2012. It's cause for optimism.

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