With the talk, the last day or so, of Chris Kreider being potentially sent to Hartford to continue developing in the minor league, Kreider today told the Daily News that he knows the team will make the decision that he feels will benefit him the most, “I trust the organization. I trust all the decisions that they make, and I know they’ll make the right decision and have my best interest in mind.”
Kreider told the News that while he learned a lot while playing in the AHL, there are some things that you need to learn “the hard way” and that he needs to get used to playing against this level of competition.
Kreider is a healthy scratch tonight against the Flyers.
The NY Times has more on this.
At The Hockey News, Ken Campbell writes “I have yet to encounter a single player whose career was ruined by being brought along slowly and methodically. On the other hand, the scrap heap is littered with players who were placed into situations they were not prepared to handle.”