When an NHL rookie makes his debut and burst onto the scene in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and does well, expectations are always high for the following season.
This is exactly the case when it comes to New York Rangers' forward Chris Kreider. In the Blueshirts' magical postseason last year, Kreider showed that he can play the game by picking up 5 goals and adding 2 assists for 7 points in 18 games.
What was also telling about Kreider is that he could be counted on to score big goals. In the playoffs last year, two of Kreider's five goals were game-winning goals.
When the NHL lockout got underway, Kreider joined the team's AHL club, the Connecticut Whale, and was expected to continue to producing, considering what he did in the playoffs. Unfortunately for Kreider, he struggled for a bit and went through some growing pains. Continue reading "Being Patient with Kreider"