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08:25 AM ET 10.01 | Add Chris Kreider to a list of young guns teams are hoping will benefit from the lockout while in the AHL. Based on last year's playoffs, Kreider knows he has to work on his understanding of the Rangers' system, particularly defensively, and improve to give John Tortorella more reasons to keep him on the ice. For example, after an early September Rangers skate, Kreider asked Boyle in the locker room to teach him how to take faceoffs effectively. "You can't kill penalties unless you take faceoffs," Kreider said Sunday, before adding with a laugh: "You have to be able to block shots, too, which is something I'm not really good at ... But being able to take draws, it's a useful skill to have if the center gets kicked (out of the circle)."

New York Daily News

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October 1, 2012  08:53 AM ET

The hills are alive with the sound of music, bro!

October 1, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The hills are alive with the sound of music, bro!

LOL - Julie is that you?

October 1, 2012  09:11 AM ET

I've missed that picture so much. Where Torts asks the ref "he only got 2 minutes for that?"

October 1, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

LOL - Julie is that you?

I miss Jack. :)

October 1, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I miss Jack. :)

Slappy says, "you don't know jack." :-)

October 1, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Slappy says, "you don't know jack." :-)

Don't start trouble now. :-)

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October 1, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Slappy says, "you don't know jack." :-)

Technically, that is true. I've never met Mr. Nicholson.

October 1, 2012  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Don't start trouble now. :-)

It's a little late to request that! ;)

October 1, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Torts will kill this kids offensive creativity in less than two years.Can anyone tell me when the last great shot blocking team won a Stanley Cup?

We can only hope.

October 1, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Don't start trouble now. :-)

Where's the fun in that?

And Tuesday's television should be good.

October 1, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

It's a little late to request that! ;)

Yep.

October 1, 2012  10:05 AM ET

"Kreider asked Boyle in the locker room to teach him how to take faceoffs effectively."

They lost me after this sentence.

October 1, 2012  11:34 AM ET
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Torts will kill this kids offensive creativity in less than two years.Can anyone tell me when the last great shot blocking team won a Stanley Cup?

Torts will adapt his style this year to the team he has.

October 1, 2012  12:47 PM ET

Kreider knows he has to work on his understanding of the Rangers' system, particularly defensively ..... "

The rest of us know Kreider has to work on his understanding. Period.

October 1, 2012  01:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

"Kreider asked Boyle in the locker room to teach him how to take faceoffs effectively."They lost me after this sentence.

You would think he'd ask on the ice. He should do what Kris Draper used to do, if he didn't win it he would reach down and flip it to a teammate.

October 1, 2012  03:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I've missed that picture so much. Where Torts asks the ref "he only got 2 minutes for that?"

Actually he's an avid woodworker and he's ordering four beers.

October 1, 2012  04:15 PM ET
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Actually he's an avid woodworker and he's ordering four beers.

bad

October 1, 2012  04:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

bad

Not Leafy enough for you. :-)

 
October 1, 2012  05:32 PM ET

Ha :)

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