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01-08-2014, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
Aside from headhunting for big open ice hits I'm not sure Kreider could effectively play more physically or forecheck harder. He finishes his checks just about every time and makes it hurt while he's at it, and he uses his speed to forecheck and take the puck away before the other teams D can move it well. He's probably the teams best forechecker right now, not really sure what else he could do to make it better since he already is always going in hard to take the puck away or make a hit.
Not saying he should go headhunting. Only in the last few weeks has Kreider started to really forecheck more effectively. However, he still doesn't go for the huge hit that can put the other team on its heels. Certain players like Lucic, Orpik, Iginla (in his prime) hit to hurt. Kreider is becoming more effective but again its been a very short time period which he has played this style. Lets see if he can continue to do that for the rest of the season. With his speed and size he can physically intimidate opposing defensmen which will buy everyone on the ice more space.

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