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Why the Rangers’ Chris Kreider Will Win the Calder Trophy (THW)
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08-29-2012, 05:45 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Flyers fan stopping by to say Kreider will be a force. I see so much of Patrick Marleau in him with his speed, shot, and size. I could easily see him being a more high profile Marleau because of the opportunity he will get in NYR.
I think Kreider is the safest pick for the Calder considering his age and experience. The only thing in his way will be the depth in front of him, although I personally dont think that will be an issue especially with Gaborik out to start-- he should have every opportunity to prove himself at the start of the season. Yakupov should get more ice time, and thus more points, but I think Kreider's dominant presence on the ice will not be lost on Calder voters.
Being totally honest, I am jealous of how well built your team is. First class forward depth, defensive depth, and the best goaltender in the league. On paper, you guys have it all. Lots to look forward for you guys.
Even with Gaborik healthy I think Kreider gets 2nd line minutes. The LW's he'll be battling with for time are Nash and Hagelin. Depends on line combos obviously but if you had to rank them it would be 1. Nash 2. Kreider 3. Hagelin. Kreider will get his fair share of minutes regardless though.
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