Kreider: 6:06 is 2nd lowest ice time of playoffs
— THE STATS GUY (@TH2NSTATSGUY) May 10, 2012
Following that game, John Tortorella said that Kreider would know the right way to respond.
Adam: I don’t think Kreider is the magic answer to the Rangers offensive issues, and nor should he be as a kid who just stepped off a college campus. His game has dipped a bit from that four-game stretch where he set the world on fire, and right now John Tortorella thinks it’s best for him to watch more than play. Not everyone does, but I trust that John Tortorella makes decisions he thinks are going to be in the best interest of this team and thinks will help them win. This is where he thinks Kreider could best help the team right now.
That being said, for the situation he was put it, Kreider has had a very good playoffs in my opinion. He helped the Rangers win some games and has shown the promise and potential that he brings to the organization.
Update: 1:42PM: via Andrew Gross, John Tortorella said today, “He’s a young man trying to learn the game. I think he’s improving. We’ll see where it goes.”
Krieder playing a smaller role as playoffs move on but the kid is going to be a star in the league for years to come.
— Dave Starman (@DaveStarmanCBS) May 10, 2012