Jim Cerny at nyrangers.com reports that for the second day in a row Chris Kreider was a standout performer at CT Whale training camp...
"The White Team pulled even at 2:07 of the second period when Tanski---who notched five goals with the Whale a year ago and who is in camp on a tryout---deflected a point shot past Rank. White pulled ahead to stay at 13:43 when Chris Kreider zipped a snap shot past Rank on a penalty shot."
Kreider's superior skating skills were also on display...
"Showcasing his speed, Kreider caught up to Jordie Johnston and denied Johnston a shot during a penalty shot sequence late in the scrimmage. Johnston had a head start at the blueline, but Kreider caught him before Johnston had even reached the bottom of the circles."
...sort of embarrassing for Johnston, but that must have been amazing to watch.
Dave Maloney described Kreider's Day 2 performance...
"(Kreider) wants to play at a higher level than anyone else...he just loves playing hockey."
...these reports on Kreider from camp are bitter sweet, as it's completely frustrating that Kreider is doing this at Whale camp instead of Rangers camp.
Marek Hrvik also impressed today using his big body to help nudge home a loose puck to seal the 3-1 victory for his team.
...Hrivik is the Rangers sleeper prospect for sure.
GRRRRRR! THanks for posting the news and all, but this makes me so angry at all this crap. Just get the friggin deal done already!!!
To add a little bit to that, Jordie Johnston is a 5'11" undrafted rookie who played 4 years of college, and doing nothing til his senior year. He signed a PTO with the Isles for 3 games last season, and then they passed on him. So, maybe he should have caught him sooner.
Kreider wearing 19 for the Whale I see. It'd be cool if he flipped his old 19 he wore for BC and switched to 91 for the Rangers. 20 is an ok number just 91 looks sick on the back of a jersey. Think Stamkos and Tavares.
@BuckarooClub Ha! Good point.
@KingBadaBing I dunno, I like the fact that he, Gaborik, and Hank are the only ones with zero in their number.