On why he was doing that, Kreider said “You can’t kill penalties unless you can take faceoffs and (smiling) you have to be able to block shots which is something that I not all that good at. You gotta be able to take draws. It’s a useful skillset to have if the center gets kicked. I want to get better.”
In a scrimmage last week Kreider blocked a shot and then score on a breakaway.
Kreider has said that he is happy to just be playing hockey.