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12-01-2013, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
Eh, I mean I think Kreider is better in most areas than he was in his first games, last year, etc. That probably has to do with Tortorella's coaching to some degree. I just kind of feel like instead of letting Kreider play his game and coach him from that point, Tortorella demanded that he stop, play Tortorella's game, and then learn how to play his own game after that.

INstead of working Kreider's game into his system, Tortorella asked that Kreider learn the Torts system first, then work the Kreider game into it

But I could also be completely wrong so whatever
You are right. I dont blame Torts BUT by asking a rookie to change into a completely different style withotu any room for error wa sthe wrong way to go. Kreider is never gonna be a great defensive player(although his defense has really improved) so Torts should have used his strengths instead of making him into a shot blocking forward. I also think the ankle injury plagued him all season

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