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10-01-2013, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Kreider is a 2nd year pro. The Rangers have a lot invested in him and he is a favorite of management.
The bold is key. People around here act like this kid has been struggling to crack an NHL roster for 4 or 5 years now. He's barely played a full schedule of professional games, spent a significant portion of last year with a bone chip in his foot, and was sent back and forth between Hartford and NY while management battled with the coaching staff over whether or not he was ready.

He has the tools to be an effective player in a scoring role. Hopefully with some more time he can fill that spot. The bigger issue is the Rangers lack of depth on the left side, which is forcing players like Kreider to play a role they aren't ready for. Moving Richards to LW doesn't solve that problem either. He's done. Should have gone after someone else in the off season.

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