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What Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider, Carl Hagelin, Derick Brassard and Kevin Hayes said at the press conference in Norway

Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider, Carl Hagelin, Kevin Hayes and Derick Brassard held a press conference in Norway for Zuccarello’s charity game (TV2 via Sandreassen):

  • Zuccarello said that he is doing much better but isn’t quite 100% when it comes to speaking. He struggles with some words and letters and isn’t sure he will get better from where he is at but “I’m okay.” (Nettavisen)

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Chris Kreider will see a sports psychologist this summer

Chris Kreider TongueChris Kreider said that he will see a sports psychologist this summer as part of his training and preparation for next season. (NY Post)

Kreider said that a lot of guys at the NHL level have visited with sports psychologists and “from what I know, that can be a great resource.” (NY Post)

He said that he will see what he can learn about his game that can “help me be the player I want to be.” (NY Post)

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Chris Kreider is going to work with Patrick Kane and Sidney Crosby’s skill coach

Chris KreiderChris Kreider will work this summer with skills coach Darryl Belfry. (NY Post)

Belfry has worked with Sidney Crosby, Matt Duchene, Jeff Skinner, John Tavares, Patrick Kane, Dan Girardi, Max Pacioretty, Zach Parise, Kyle Okposo and others. (Belfry Hockey)

Kreider said that the work will focus a lot on the “detail-oriented material that we talk about all the time” and that he wants to develop consistency with. (NY Post)

Krieder has also worked with Marty St. Louis’ trainer Ben Prentiss. (Prentiss)

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