Kreider is staying at BC (Won't change mind. Summer school)
Boston College sophomores Brian Dumoulin and Chris Kreider will return to Boston College for the 2011-12 season, according to BC head coach Jerry York.
"We're very excited that both Brian Dumoulin and Chris Kreider have decided to return to Boston College for their junior seasons," York said. "Both players have had very impressive freshman and sophomore seasons and we expect both to be leaders of our club in 2011-12. Brian and Chris embody what we strive for in a Boston College hockey player. They're interested in education and active in the community and we're very pleased that each will be back as juniors."
My train of thought is if Kreider is set on making his career in the NHL is primary goal in life, he'll sign now when the Rangers offer him a contract.
You can respect him for wanting to get more education, definitely, but frankly i'm not a huge fan of our first round picks not signing with us when the organization has made it blatantly clear they want him.
You have got to be ****ing kidding me. What a ****ing joke.
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It's frustrating reading things like Jaden Schwartz might not return for his sophomore year at CC, yet our prized prospect decides to take the unorthodox route and spend 3 years at BC. A guy like McDonagh went back for his junior year because he hadn't been developing as planned. Kreider is ready for the AHL, for christs sake he was playing WC last year.
Saw this coming. I'm disappointed, but Kreider staying for another year is not nearly as bad as some of you are making it out to be. A year where he is the go to guy on his BC team, getting top minutes might be beneficial to his development, and it definately won't hurt it. What if Hagelin had signed last year, and not had this monster season? Gordie believes that dominating at one level before you progress to the next is how it should be done, and so do I.
That said, I'm still ****ing pissed because I want to watch him regularly, whether it be in the AHL/NHL and I will have to wait another year to do it. But, he is still a kid and should be doing what his heart is telling him to do, which is obviously stay in college.
Stupid. Stepan needs to give him a call. Education is important, but his career is hockey. At the end of his career he'll have plenty of money and time to go back to school if he wants to go into another career. So foolish to waste his youth when he could be adapting to the NHL... and getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so.
He has no choice but to say he's returning, because the Rangers have not yet pursued him.
He has no offer on the table from the Rangers, his only option at this point in time is to assume and act as if he's returning to BC.
That said, if the Rangers make him an offer, and he still goes back to BC, its a bad decision.
The Rangers can offer him top six minutes at the NHL level next season, playing along side their top players.
BC is not winning **** next season.
Whereas the Rangers are a playoff contender, with the chance to be more.
If the real reason he returns is because he wants the education, I can't fault him for that. Nobody can. A pro athlete's career is fleeting. A Bachelor's degree can help him pursue a career after his hockey career is over.
The Rangers need to be the ones to initiate talks with Kreider about going Pro. Kreider can't call Sather and ask for a contract.
The Rangers have yet to open talks with Boston College sophomore winger Chris Kreider about leaving school to turn pro, sources have told The Post.
Beyond that, an individual close to Kreider told The Post yesterday that the club's 2009 first-round Entry Draft selection is currently planning to return to BC for his junior season.
The Blueshirts, who did attempt to entice Kreider to turn pro last summer, are expected to make another effort once the school year ends. Management believes that the 19th overall selection in 2009 would need to serve an apprenticeship in the AHL, but a strong training camp could certainly cause a shift in that perspective.
I'm okay with this.... I don't think he had any shot whatsoever at making the Rangers out of camp... He has not been a dominant player on any consistent basis at the NCAA level yet, he's certainly not ready for NHL or maybe even AHL... Let's hope he has a big year at BC....