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05-19-2011, 08:43 AM
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Levitate
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Originally Posted by RGF View Post
New York Rangers prospect Chris Kreider has already said he was staying at Boston College instead of going pro. But there was still some speculation that he would eventually jump to the pros and start next season in the AHL.

However, Kreider insists he is staying, he tells the Bergen County Record. In fact, he says he never even got an offer from the Rangers, which probably means he firmly told the team that he's staying at BC. Surely, the Rangers are disappointed; they like to get their prospects into their system as early as possible. But, hey, can't rag on a kid for staying in school, right?

http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/r...es_leaving_bc/
No, that's not the right way to interpret this. The Rangers haven't given him an offer because they haven't gotten to it yet. They didn't give Stepan an offer last year until the end of May. They'll give Kreider an offer regardless of what he says about returning. It's part of the game...the Rangers will do what they can to convince Kreider to turn pro no matter what he has said so far. They did the same thing with Stepan and McDonagh. If he still says no, then that's fine, but at this point the Rangers haven't played their hand.

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