Chris Kreider: Goals Galore

Mitch Giguere

Mitch Giguere ChPC, is the father of four children and a passionate hockey coach. Coach for the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) in various positions. Mitch has his High Performance 2 from Hockey Canada and has an Advanced Coaching Diploma (NCCP4) from the Canadian Sports Institute.

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Let’s take a look at why Chris Kreider is a great power forward.
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In this article, I won’t be a team or system breakdown, instead I wanted to touch on what means to be a good “power forward.” For this one, I think we have a perfect model to follow, Montreal fans still talk about him from the playoffs…years ago.

At 30-years-old, Chris Kreider is having one of his best seasons so far, with 33 goals in 47 games and 47 points – only six points shy from his best season five years ago.

Let’s take a look at why I think he is a great power forward.

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He can skate, we all know that. But he doesn’t stop after the blueline. He loves to skate around the D to get right in front of the goalie. A lot of times, he will be the middle lane drive, giving an option by having his stick on the ice and driving the net at full speed (sorry Montreal fans…).

Let’s take a look at why Chris Kreider is a great power forward . . .

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