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04-12-2011, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TreeSapLlama View Post
As i'm sure it has been mentioned here, I do think this hurts his development (if he does return to college). Whether he plays in the NHL or the AHL, I maintain the thing Kreider needs most is to just PLAY HOCKEY. Playing more games in the AHL (or NHL) would help his development the most.
That's debatable because many guys have made the jump from college straight to the NHL without the benefit of a minor league season, with Stepan and Macdonagh being the most recent examples.

I want Kreider to make the jump because of what most have said in this thread -- the Rangers can provide him with resources and opportunities Boston College or Jerry York cant offer.

Once he signs that pro contract, the NCAA shackles disappear. He will have access to pro scouts, pro coaches and most importantly, people who can impact his "life" 500 times more than Boston College can.

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