Stepan. Spoke to someone close to the Wisconsin program. Asked anout both rangers players. The mcd stuff is in the which defensems to trade thread. About stepan if picks up where he left off last season, he is turning after his soph year.
The Rangers selected Kreider ahead of Jordan Schroeder, who was clearly the dominant freshman in college hockey ahead of Stepan... Therefore, Kreider > Schroeder > Stepan. But what has logic to do with hockey?
I will vote for Stepan because he's produced at the college level whereas Kreider has played with prep kids. Let's hope Kreider cements his first round status with a great year at BC. Stepan had a nice freshman year, but he must continue to improve. Remember, Darin Olver had a nice freshman year as well a few years ago too.