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Decision Time Coming For Chris Kreider

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Artemi Panarin was dazzling, Chris Kreider was dominant and the Rangers have one day shy of six weeks to figure out just how to keep what likely is the NHL’s most dynamic one-two punch down the left side intact beyond the Feb. 24 trade deadline.

They’re going to have to figure out how to convince Kreider, who notched his eighth goal in the last 13 games and 15th overall in Monday’s 6-2 Garden rout of the Islanders, to forego a shot at the open market merely months before he’s eligible to reach it.

Because it makes little sense for the Blueshirts to have invested in the incandescent Panarin, who scored two more goals and added three more assists and whose season is beginning to resemble Jaromir Jagr’s franchise record-setting 2005-06, and wheel one of their most important players for draft choices and futures.


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