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11-30-2013, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by xander View Post
I'm feeling lazy, so i will just repost what I said in the main board thread:

The 'revenge on Torts' narrative is lazy and revisionist. Kreider was sent down at the begining of this year for inconsistency. He wasn't the player he is now until he came back from his last stint at Hartford. If this Chris Kreider had been available to John Tortorella, he would have played him 20 minutes a night.
Yep. The story today wasn't "payback". It was Tortorella getting a front-row seat to how far Kreider has come since last year. Maybe thanks, in part, to Tortorella's no-nonsense approach.

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