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10-12-2012, 12:54 PM
eco's bones
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These rankings depend a lot on hypotheticals. Whether or not Kreider deserves to be ahead of Ryan Murray is one thing but when the rankings come out it's bound to collide with the parochial viewpoints of other fans who are sure that one of their players is getting disrespected. Time is what will ultimately tell and nobody--or hardly anybody goes back and looks at the rankings from 5 years ago to see how they worked out. It's almost all about the rankings 'now'.

From a Rangers perspective though Kreider is definitely being penciled in as a top 6 power/scoring forward--it may take him a year or two to cement that status but last year's playoffs showed if nothing else he's more than capable of competing and producing at a high level. The combination of size, skating (elite speed), hands and quick release are a real rare combination in one player--there can't be more than 10 NHL players who are really in the same ballpark with Chris. But all that is still in the process of developing. Coaching is going to be key and CK seems to be a very coachable and eager to learn player.

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