Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 9/7/12
John Buccigross at ESPN.com discusses the good and the bad of Chris Kreider...

"Chris Kreider is still a work in progress for the Rangers. The upside is huge but the Rangers are still concerned about his skating and play without the puck in all three zones. It would be nice to chart his progress. He no doubt will be good, but the jury is out on whether he can be great. (I for one, love him.) As a Ranger source told me recently, 'There were times in the playoffs he was our best player and there were times he was our worst.'"

...the Rangers are worried about Kreider's skating? Really? That would be the last thing I'd think they were concerned about. Buccigross is the guy running around telling anyone who will listen that the Rangers wanted to trade Gaborik for Dan Boyle this summer, so I'm not so sure I believe this.

Buccigross adds that Ryan McDonagh might be the fastest backward skater in the NHL.

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