Found November 06, 2011 on
Bleeding All Blue:
Last summer there was a push amongst many to have Chris
Kreider (2009 1st round pick) turn pro even though he had a subpar season at
Boston College. The idea behind it was
that you get him in the professional ranks with the New York Rangers and let
them take over his development. Part of
the theory for some was that Kreider seemed bored with college hockey and was
not going to take the next step while at Boston College. My problem with that is a prospect shows they
are ready when they go out and dominate their competition level. It might have taken longer than some had both
hoped and expected, but Kreider is now a doing that for Boston College.
Each game for Boston College Kreider seemingly ups his game
and that happened again Friday night with another three point performance. He scored once and assisted on two others Friday as
BC dominated Maine 5-1. On Saturday he had a power play goal in the 4-2 loss to UMass.
Jess Rubenstein at The
Prospect Park has more on Kreider’s play the Friday night.
Kreider was involved in all 3 of those goals and then in the 3rd period showed
us something we have been waiting to see for 3 years. We saw some snarl out of
him as Kreider even showed us some temper when Maine tried to push him around
and Kreider pushed back.
A little snarl would be a welcomed addition to Kreider's game because he is going to take a ton of punishment at the NHL level with his role as a power forward around the net. As long as Kreider is smart about when and how to push back it will only help him establish himself once he becomes a pro.
The four points in the two games gives Kreider 15 points (8G, 7A) in only 10
games this season after tallying only 11 goals and 13 assists in 32 games last
year. There was never any question that
Kreider had the physical tools to play in the NHL, even possibly this year, but
his game was not at that consistent level.
This kind of domination in college shows that he is putting it everything
together now and vastly improves his chances of being the impact player he wants
to be at the NHL level.
BEST OF MAXIM
It’s a good look for him. He scored a beauty of a goal in the first period and also logged over 27 minutes of ice time in the Rangers 5-3 win. Really impressed with MDZ’s effort tonight. Photo Courtesy of Pat Leonard, and the Daily News.
The New York Rangers announced todaythat left wing, Wojtek Wolski will be out for four weeks with a sports hernia. He will undergo surgery tomorrow in Philadelphia.
According to the press release, when Wolski returns, he will be playing his 400th NHL game.
Wolski has 2 assists this season in six appearances and is 9 goals away from his 100th career NHL goal.
The New York Rangers enter tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens -- the first between the two this season -- having won their last two games against the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks, and with a 5-3-3 record on the year. The Canadiens, on the other hand, have won their last four games after struggling early, and are 5-5-2 in their first twelve games. Both clubs have...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will begin a back-to-back home set when they face-off against the Montreal Canadiens tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 5-3-3 (13 pts). The Rangers enter [...]
Opponent: Les Habitants (5-5-2)
Leading Scorer: Max Pacioretty (4-5-9)
Goaltender: Carey Price (2.45 GAA, .908 SV%)
Rangers Projected Lines: (Unconfirmed)
Ruslan Fedotenko-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Sean Avery-Erik Christensen-Andre Deveaux
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Mike Sauer...
Marian Gaborik scored two goals and Martin Biron stopped 23 shots for his first shutout in more than two years as the Rangers defeated the Jets.
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will close out their six-game homestand when they face-off against the Winnipeg Jets tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 6-3-3 (15 pts). The [...]
Wojtek Wolski will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. He's expected to miss four weeks.
JOHN TORTORELLA said last Thursday that Wojtek Wolski had reinjured his groin when he was “accordioned” into the corner boards by an Anaheim player.
Marian Gaborik scored on an odd-man rush and into an empty net in the third period and Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist to help the New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 Sunday night. Martin Biron stopped 23 shots for his first shutout in more than two years, improving to 3-0 in his fourth appearance of the season.
Erik Christensen scored one of New York's three first-period goals, and the Rangers overcame a 1-for-9 effort on the power play to hang on for a 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
By Alexander Monaghan
By Resolute (Own work)
The New York Rangers certainly bolstered their blue line today, agreeing to terms with unrestricted free agent Anton Stralman. After not receiving a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Stralman hit the market as a UFA. He then failed to sign with the New Jersey Devils following their preseason...
For the ninth year in a row and 15th overall, Boston College is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The fourth seeded Eagles will host Marist on Sunday, November 13 at the Newton Soccer Field at 1 p.m.