Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kreider at US World Junior Camp

Corey Pronman over at Puck Prospectus has a nice scouting report of prospects during the US World Junior Camp last week. Including this on Chris Kreider...

Chris Kreider, New York Rangers: Kreider was a guy who didn’t show up on the radar that much but when he did it was in great fashion. His off the puck play wasn’t great and at times would be out of position and just seem lost in the play. He did aggressively attack the puck when it was near him and he jumped on potential scoring chances. The second Kreider got an inch of space and his skating created clear separation from the defenders and allowed him to wire his plus shot.

...this scouting report definitely confirms the fact that Kreider made the right decision to go back to BC. He has a ridiculous amount of raw talent, but still needs to learn a lot about the game. Having said that I am so pumped for this kid's future with the Rangers.

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5 comments:

Evan S said...

The pundits and reporters (including Jess Rubinstein), ripped the decision to draft Kreider...the 6'2 winger with possibly the best speed and skating ability in the draft. Now he's turning into a blue-chip prospect. Shows how much Jess knows, there is a reason why I don't read Prospect Park...

Alex said...

I've loved the Kreider pick since Day 1; insane natural speed and skating abilities, give him another year at BC to hone his game and this guy could be something special. There should be at least one guaranteed home-run out of the Kreider/Stepan/Grachev trio.

Rick said...

The trio probably has one player in Stepan that can work himself hpoefully into the 1st line center position and the two in Kreider and Grachev as slowly developing into 2nd line players eventually.

Hutch said...

I love a skater with a huge amount of natural speed. Not to mention his level of control spectacular. I could see him working into being a great second line player and after a few seasons running with the big boys the first line is attainable.

I remember playing novice and atom hockey. There was this one kid with some serious speed for a 5 year old. Couldn't stop though. He'd always come barreling into the goalies. He put me in the net more then the puck.

Last I heard the kid was playing line backer for his high school football team. Guess he never learned to stop.

LI Joe said...

jess is a reporter/scout wannabe. really just a fan with exaggerated sense of self importance