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Chris Botta on Chris Kreider (All Kreider discussion)
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03-14-2012, 06:32 AM
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Another change, though, could be most welcome. Tortorella has said in the past that he can’t wait until Chris Kreider, the Rangers’ first-round pick (19th overall in 2009) with NHL-ready size and speed, signs.
Well, he is expected to sign when Boston College’s season is finished.
The problem with that is that the NCAA Frozen Four in Tampa — yes, Tampa, Fla. — is April 5-7, which are the dates of the Rangers’ final two games of the regular season. So if BC makes it that far, Kreider won’t have a chance to get any pro action before the playoffs.
That's why you root for Minnesota-Duluth to win the WCHA tournament. It's nothing personal against BC. They will be the #1 seed in the entire NCAA tournament if Minnesota-Duluth doesn't win the WCHA. That's the only scenario where BC isn't #1 overall. If both teams wins their conference tournaments,Duluth is #1. BC will be a #1 seed no matter what. They will be the #2 overall seed if Duluth wins the WCHA.
#16 will be Air Force/Niagara/RIT
#15 could be a team such as Western Michigan coached by Andy Murray. Danny DeKeyser. Matt Tennyson.
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