NYR Players in the World Championships
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04-28-2011, 10:29 AM
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Being an NCAA hockey player is a hell of a lot of fun. Depending on what you are studying, the schooling can be alright as well.
But I think you'll find, if you go around and individually ask current NCAA guys, that the money (especially considering the bonuses of a 1st round pick) is often huge in affecting their decision.
Rangers need Kreider? Sure. But if they make it clear to him that he is needed, and will very likely be earning pro salary, he would go.
If you ask me, Chris isn't confident in his ability to make the NHL roster full time next season. And I think he'd take NCAA over AHL. In that light, the longer he stays, the better chance he'll be making pro buck all the years of his ELC.
Doesn't display a ton of self confidence, but that is my hypothesis.
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