Found October 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
It comes with the territory, with the first-round selection in 2009, the breakout performance in the 2012 playoffs, the washout in 2013 playing for a coach who never even tried to hide his lack of belief in the Rangers’ youngest poster boy. Chris Kreider, you see, isn’t just some guy who is trying to make his way in the NHL, isn’t just one of a crowd wearing Blueshirts. The name precedes him as surely do the expectations of the fan base that, with good reason, is all but perpetually disappointed investing its emotions in Rangers youth. “Whatever attention there is on me from the outside is something I’m able to put out of my mind pretty easily,” Kreider said following his team’s impressive 3-2 victory over the Islanders at the Coliseum on Tuesday during which he scored his first goal of the season. “I don’t look at myself as separate from anyone else, I’m just here to try and do my job and help the team win. That’s my entire focus. “But I think I have a decent ability to sift throu
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