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I thought we traded this guy's rights for Tanguay?

No we drafted him in the same draft, we traded our first rounder, he was a second rounder

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No we drafted him in the same draft, we traded our first rounder, he was a second rounder

Yea the trade was this 08 first rounder, 09 second rounder. Kristo is an 08 second rounder.

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Kristo cements strong reputation with Blais

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Dean Blais coached the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League last season, so he had a front-row seat when his team faced Danny Kristo and the Omaha Lancers.

Kristo had 2 goals and 1 assist in five regular-season games, and 3 goals in the teams' first-round playoff series, which the Force won in a three-game sweep.

Kristo left an impression on Blais, and he's reinforced that feeling in his coach, as well as the entire USA Hockey staff, with his performance here at the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp.

"I saw him in the (USHL) playoffs, but he's at another level here," Blais told NHL.com. "I don't know what he did over the summer, but he did something to improve himself. He's got a little bit of quickness to his game. I always knew he was a pretty good sniper."

His sniping abilities saw him score 2 goals in the first exhibition game against Russia. He scored the opening goal on a quick wrist shot from the slot off an offensive-zone turnover, and he scored a power-play goal late in the second period.

In the second game he was just as good. He again scored the opening goal with a shot from the low slot. And then he helped set up Cam Fowler power-play goals in the second and third period.

Also drawing assists on Fowler's goals was Kristo's linemate, Derek Stepan. In fact, the trio of Stepan in the middle, Kristo at right wing and Jerry D'Amigo on the left side is the only one to remain intact through the first two exhibition games. Considering the threesome has combined for 3 goals and 7 assists, there's certainly reason to keep them together.

"They just complement each other," said Blais. "Kristo is a sniper. … Stepan's a puck mover, reliable, pretty good hockey sense, gritty. The line seems to be working. That's what we're looking for here. If a line seems to have a little chemistry, leave it together and see how it unfolds."

"Jerry is a hard-working guy, I played with him last year," Stepan told NHL.com. "He's always been a hard-working guy. Me and Kristo played together when we were younger (in Minnesota), we kind of think the same way. Jerry just fit like a glove and we just seem to find each other on the ice. It seems pretty nice."

It's been especially nice for Kristo, who leads the team with 3 goals and 5 points in the first two games against Russia.

"It's just been going well," Kristo told NHL.com. "When your linemates are playing well and you know where each other is, everything takes care of itself. That's the way it usually goes on the ice."

Much is expected from Kristo, who is one of three holdovers from the U.S. team that finished fifth at the 2009 World Junior Championship. Kristo had 1 goal in six games in Ottawa.

"I had a limited role last year, but I took it as it was, did what ever I could for the team," Kristo said. "I watched Canada win the gold medal, and you see what it takes to win. It's hard work, grit, everything combined, and I'm trying to bring that to the team this year."

He's also been good off the ice.

"I think he is a leader, real good in the dressing room," Blais said. "We're not trying to get a captain out of this thing, we have enough time before all that unfolds, but I think he's got those leadership abilities."

When camp ends Kristo, a 2008 Montreal Canadiens second-round draft pick, will head to the University of North Dakota to continue getting ready for the 2009-10 season. He'll take the things he's learned at this camp, as well as at the Canadiens' prospect camp he attended in July, and continue to build and develop.

"When you get drafted it's a dream come true, but what people need to realize is it doesn't mean anything," Kristo said. "It's what you do with it. You go to camp and there are so many guys there that are just as good as you. You're battling these guys and you have to realize how hard you have to work to make it to where you want to make it to."

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=470039

Nice article on Kristo!

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Maybe next summer we can sign him to an AHL contract.

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i understand that Kristo is really hot this year. nice to hear good news about our young prospects!!

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Maybe next summer we can sign him to an AHL contract.

That would be an available option, I hope. If he really is coming along quite well, I see no reason to sit on another prospect for longer than we have to. We might as well sign them to an entry-level contract and see what they're made of. Start them in Hamilton and foster their growth into an NHL-calibre player! :D

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Maybe next summer we can sign him to an AHL contract.

I hope not as he is in his 1st year of college hockey.

I still think Pacioretty would have benefited from another year in Michigan playing under Berenson before being signed to an AHL contract.

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Danny Kristo who currently plays for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux has been selected to the preliminary roster for the USA's World Junior team. He was a member of last year's world junior team.

Last I heard, he has 13 pts in 14 games for the Sioux this season.

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I hope not as he is in his 1st year of college hockey.

I still think Pacioretty would have benefited from another year in Michigan playing under Berenson before being signed to an AHL contract.

AHL > NCAA

Pacioretty slumped in the AHL and was promoted the moment he lit up. Right now he's playing quite well.

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AHL > NCAA

Pacioretty slumped in the AHL and was promoted the moment he lit up. Right now he's playing quite well.

From a competetive standpoint yes, but not all players are all ready to make that jump personally at that stage. College helps develop players in certain ways personally and professionally, it's kind of a transistion, some make it quicker than other like Max.

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Kristo is the second bright star Montreal has playing in the NCAA.

On the #6 nationally ranked University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux team he has done exceedingly well in his freshman year (1st year). He is tied for the team lead with 16 pts and is second on the team with 6 goals. The majority of his points have come on the power play; leads the team with 13 points and 5 power play goals.

Hopefully he can continue to have a strong rookie campaign.

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Kristo is the second bright star Montreal has playing in the NCAA.

On the #6 nationally ranked University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux team he has done exceedingly well in his freshman year (1st year). He is tied for the team lead with 16 pts and is second on the team with 6 goals. The majority of his points have come on the power play; leads the team with 13 points and 5 power play goals.

Hopefully he can continue to have a strong rookie campaign.

Awesome news! I hope he has a big WJC for the Americans

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Watched most of the 3rd period. Kristo looked really good. I would be more surprised if Kristo is not in the NHL as a regular player in 3 years then not.

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we have a good one here folks, a good one

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I believe that Kristo is bigger today compared to when he was drafted in the 2nd round. Lots of speed and good shot. I would guess one more season in the NCAA and then Montreal. Sort of like Patches road to the NHL.

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He just scored against Canada.

Don't like him anymore, he should be banned from international hockey.

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Don't like him anymore, he should be banned from international hockey.

Great, Montreal has a sniper.

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This kid looked great tonight. Unreal speed, great hadns, sniped an awesome one in the shoot-out. Hopefully he is with Hamilton next year and hopefully Montreal the year after that.

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This kid looked great tonight. Unreal speed, great hadns, sniped an awesome one in the shoot-out. Hopefully he is with Hamilton next year and hopefully Montreal the year after that.

Can't wait to see him in a Hab jersey!

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