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added 9:35am. Rangers' release is below...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
He is faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive, yet Chris Kreider hasn’t been anyone’s idea of a superhero this season.
Unless, that is, he has used his powers to disappear for significant stretches before reappearing as he did in Sunday’s 1-0 overtime victory over the Red Wings at the Garden, and never more so than on the final shift when he came back to sweep an on-edge puck out of Henrik Lundqvist’s crease before it might have wobbled in before triggering the 2-on-1 on which Kevin Klein converted Kevin Hayes’ feed at 1:59....
The common wisdom regarding this uncommonly intelligent athlete is he is his worst enemy, he overthinks the game. Still in only his third full NHL season, the winger who turns 25 on April 30 remains a work in progress even if progress isn’t always easy to discern.
And now, a week away from the Feb. 29 trade deadline, Kreider’s name has begun to pop up with more frequency, though it is far more likely that is because he is a target for clubs seeking to do business with general manager Jeff Gorton than it is because the Rangers have made it known that the winger is available.
The Montreal Canadiens are 5-and-0 after defeating the New York Rangers 3-0 on Thursday evening, and Carey Price made a sensational glove save on Rick Nash to keep it 1-0 toward the end of the 2nd period:
Price also said hello to Chris Kreider behind the net:
from Jared Clinton of The Hockey News,
What makes New York Rangers’ winger Chris Kreider a unique player is his combination of size and speed. At 6-foot-3 and nearly 200 lbs., that same speed also makes him a danger when he comes crashing towards the net.
And, after Sunday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, some are starting to wonder about Kreider’s intentions when he gets close to the crease.
In the contest – a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Oilers – Kreider received a goaltender interference penalty for contact, no matter how incidental, with Edmonton netminder Viktor Fasth:
continued with video of the hit and IMO, Fasth should have received an embellishment call too...
from Michael Russo of Russo Rants,
Chris Kreider got booted after he sent Brodin flying face-first into the yellow dasher between the ice and the end boards. In the waning seconds of the first period, Brodin stopped short in front of Kreider at the goal line, but the big Rangers forward dangerously shoved Brodin on the top of the numbers and downward five feet from the end boards.
Brodin after the game said it was a hand injury and one of his fingers was wrapped and swollen.
more on the stunning loss to the Rangers...
Kerider's hearing is this Wednesday.
This isn't good for the Rangers, via Sirius XM NHL Network's Twitter account:
Others say it was not a butt end which was in his glove.
Me, I can't tell, how about you?
No penalty on the play...
Kreider received a major for boarding and a game. Tyutin did not return and post-game reports state he suffered a charley-horse
Chris Kreider with the OT goal on a nice feed from Rick Nash.
from Tim Herrera of am NewYork,
Jessica Kohler weighed in: “Linsanity was ridiculous, and #KREIDERMANIA is just plain awesome.”
Wayne McDonnell, professor of sports management at NYU, said this is just what the city wants to see.
“What we do best in New York is we love . . . the fighter, we love athlete’s who come out and are given that chance to shine,” he said.
He added: “It shows you don’t have to be a player with a huge name to make a profound impact in this community.”
The city has experienced a rapid succession of frenzy-inducing athletes in a short span of time: from Linsanity (the Knicks’ Jeremy Lin) in February to Tebowmania (Tim Tebow of the Jets) in March to the rising Kreider Craze.
Such a trio of phenoms is unprecedented, experts said. But because of these meteoric rises to the top, fans must be mindful to temper expectations, experts agreed.
The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals today by the score of 3-1.
The Rangers played their type of game, holding Washignton to 18 shots while only taking 14 of their own.
The game winning goal came at the 7 minute mark in the 3rd period by Chris Kreider.
Here’s the winning goal…
added 5:48pm, Catch the CBC version of the goal below, Jim Hughson with the call…
from Mike Sielski of the Wall Street Journal,
Glen Sather had already spent more than two and a half years waiting for Chris Kreider, and as Sather pressed a phone to his ear and prepared to speak to a national television audience, Kreider made him wait a few minutes more.
The Rangers’ president and general manager was poised for an interview during the CBS Sports Network broadcast of a recent men’s ice hockey game between Boston College and Vermont. But the interview couldn’t begin at its scheduled moment—six minutes into the second period—because Kreider had just put the puck into the Vermont net for his 20th goal of the season.
Once play resumed, Sather again failed to answer a familiar question: Will Kreider, the Rangers’ first-round draft pick in 2009, join the team in time for this year’s playoffs? “Whether he’s going to play immediately,” Sather said, “is going to be up to him.”
A 6-feet-3-inch, 225-pound junior forward, Kreider has become the J.D. Salinger of college hockey since enrolling at Boston College, eschewing the opportunity to enter the NHL immediately to instead sequester himself on this campus a few miles west of downtown Boston. After each of Kreider’s previous seasons with the Eagles, the Rangers recommended that he turn pro. He declined. Now, with the Rangers atop the Eastern Conference, Kreider has an entire NHL organization and its fan base wondering whether he’ll begin his career with the Rangers this spring or return to BC for his senior season.
Well that time of year has arrived again!
No, not Santa Claus bringing home the goods.
No, this is better, well at least for one international hockey team that can wrest World Junior Hockey Gold from its opponents.
I’d love to hear any predictions on who will win gold.
In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great holiday season with their loved ones!
Head Coach: Keith Allain
Key Players: Chris Kreider, Nick Leddy, Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Bourque
Last Years Result: Gold Medal Win over Canada
Head Coach: Jost Richard
Key Players: Nino Niederreiter, Benjamin Conz, Sven Bartschi, Inti Pestoni
Last Year’s Result: Lost to Sweden in the Bronze Medal Game
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