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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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