Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 9/18/13
Marek Hrivik has an NHL-ready body The battle for forward positions has been the talk of training camp thus far, and several of New York’s youngsters have made strong cases to be on the opening night roster.  Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg, Jesper Fast, Danny Kristo and Marek Hrivik have all impressed, while 2011 first-round pick J.T. Miller hasn’t gotten the opportunity due to injuries.  With Carl Hagelin and Ryan Callahan out for the first chunk of the season, one or more of these players will likely be thrust into significant roles come October 3rd. Chris Kreider has been skating with Brad Richards and Rick Nash for much of camp and it seems like a foregone conclusion that he’ll be locked into a top-six role at the start of the season.  But after Kreider, the roster battle is still ongoing. Lindberg was the breakout star of the Traverse City Tournament, Fast has demonstrated instant chemistry with Lindberg and was buzzing around the ice last night and Kristo was singled out by coa...
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