Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 10/21/13
Chris Kreider returns to the Rangers at a very interesting time. Our new “offensive system” has generated 1.57 goals per game. Three of our top players are injured. And when Life of Pyatt is 2nd among forwards in ice time, as he was last night, you can understand some of the negative sentiment percolating this fan base. Although it’s only been 7 games, something has to give. Enter Kreider, who scored 7 points upon joining the league during the 2012 playoffs, but has since scored 5 points in 31 regular season games while being shuffled back and forth between the AHL and the Show. And while it’s certainly debatable the Rangers brass has mismanaged the kid a little bit, that can certainly become the prologue in this story if he finally sticks in the top 6 of this lineup. Right now the Rangers really have no choice but to give Kreider top 6 minutes and hope he grabs it. At some point Richie is either going to run out of gas, or defenses are going to start doubling him. Someone else has...
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