"Problem is, Kreider doesn't want to just make the NHL, he wants to make an impact on the NHL and I don't think he'll make the jump until he's in a good position to do just that. In his mind, if he waits to turn pro, he'll be in a better position to be an integral part of an NHL team, a difference maker, someone who can show you what he's capable of every single night instead of a prospect plugged into the lineup who only shows flashes of brilliance every now and then. He knows there will be adjustments that will need to be made at the next level, but there's a difference between developing in the NHL and adjusting to it. He doesn't want to make the jump without learning everything there is to learn at the college level and there's still more for him to learn and for him to accomplish at BC and he knows it."
...while I selfishly would like to see Krieder in camp next year, if he feels he's not ready then he should stay at BC. Never a good idea to push a kid if he's not ready to make the jump cough Del Zotto cough cough Grachev cough.
...h/t to reader Tom J. for the link.
I'd definitely rather see him develop at the AHL level than at college, but it's his choice, not the team's.
Do you really think the Rangers have been mishandling Grachev? Seems like they're comfortable letting him develop in CT.
@cb1 Can't deny those numbers are outstanding, but could have stayed to work on some things. Easy for me to play Monday morning quarterback when the guy is struggling.
@KevinDeLury im not sure he needed another year in juniors, he was 40g, 40a in 60 games and physically mature. considering hes only 21, i dont think anyone should be giving up on him. lets see what he turns into.
@cb1 Could have used another year in Juniors. I'm still not giving up on him tho like I see many Rangers fans doing.