Originally written August 02, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Neil Greenberg at ESPN Insider warns Rangers fans about too high of expectations for Chris Kreider this season..."Kreider, on the other hand, should be met with some tempered expectations. The former Boston College Eagle scored five goals in the playoffs -- a record for players who began their careers in the postseason -- but fans shouldn't get carried away anticipating massive production during a full regular season. Players similar to Kreider -- 21-year-old rookie forwards who dressed for at least 40 games -- can provide a solid estimate. Since the lockout, those players have averaged 15 goals on 131 shots with 18 assists playing 1,045 minutes over an 82-game season."...great job by Greenberg using solid facts to lower expectations for Kreider....i'm just as excited as the next Rangers fan for a full season of Kreider. But if anyone is expecting much more than 20 goals is likely to be disappointed. Yes, Kreider had a lot of success during the playoffs, but in col...
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