What the hell does "the Kreider we know" even mean? He played like 20 games in an abortion of a season. He just completed his first ever professional training camp.
There is no reason to be too down on Kreider, but he is still in many areas trying to figure out what his purpose must be on the ice. Finding ways to contribute.
It may not be true playing for the complete mess we have in the NHL right now, but normally a kid who is NHL ready might not produce or contribute right away, but they should be able to get involved. What needs to be straighten out should be details, consistency issues etc.
Kreider has for long stretches played in the NHL and not been able to get involved at all. That is not an attitude issue, and he must be able to really find his way in the pro-game. That could take a little while.
I cant wait for Dylan!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it taking numbers and kicking ass this dude will breath new life into this franchise
He's no nonsense in front of the net. Lessio thinks he's tough but was shown otherwise. Will add a new dimension to the D corps. Will end up one the toughest in the league and now showing some offense to start the season.