How strong is Chris Kreider? This strong...
So AV, what do you think about your talented young winger and his pool tricks?...
“You talk about power. I didn’t want to hear a lot because I wanted to see and get a feel for myself, but there you have a young man that’s full of potential. I think it’s our job, when I say ours myself, my coaches, management and his, to become the best player he can be. What that is I don’t know right now, but any guy that can jump out of the pool like that has got a lot of power and a lot of strength. He’s definitely got something to work with there."
...Kreider may be able to make a splash in the pool, but it's about time he starts to do it on the ice as well. With Cally and Hagelin out for the first month and the real potential of Stepan holding out into the season, Kreider is going to be counted on to provide consistant offense. The skill is obviously there. We just have to hope that AV's system will finally have him reaching his potential.
Speaking of young guys trying to make an impression during camp, here's Dylan McIlrath on pushing for a roster spot (via Blueshirts United)...
"They've got a lot of veteran d-men, and if I am going to make this team I'm going to have to beat a really good player out. I just want to make the coaches and management have a tough decision.”
...that's all you can really ask from McIlrath in camp. I think he has absolutely no chance of making the opening night roster, but it would be real nice to see him putting some heat on guys like Del Zotto and Stralman, who have the potential to be replaceable during the season.
...McIlrath is a former number one pick, so if he impresses in camp and then continues that strong play for the Wolfpack, I think the Rangers will find a way to get him on the roster that lacks real toughness.
McIlrath added that his knee is 100% after dislocating it last summer.
i like Kreider but jumping out of a pool is fucking stupid. Theres nothing like breaking your ankle or cracking your head open when you have a boat load of money staring you in the face
Kreider learned a lot last season in his limited role under Torts and the AHL. Many here no my feelings on Torts but no criticism on how he handled Kreids or our youth in general and once he becomes a dominant force in the NHL he will thank his former coach for what he taught him. Clearly he was not NHL ready last year. Defensive liability, incomplete and played like a small man. He's NHLready now and once that pool jumping prowess translates to power on the ice lookout. Can't wait to see what happens when he starts playing mean. Lots of goals for us and lots of bruises for the other guys.
Not worried about Kreider. When he got playing time and less restriction under Torts, he was sometimes the best NYR on the ice.
However, I am gonna worry if he keeps jumping out of pools. All I could think when watching that video was that he was gonna slam his jaw on the edge and get a concussion. Really Chris. Last I heard, the skill to jump out of a pool does not really translate to the ice!
It funny how some are blasting kreider for underperforming. last year he only played like 20 games and 95% of those games Torts put him on the 4th line for 5 minutes of playing time. Finally in the Boston series Torts let him actually play and play with other talent and what a surprise the kid looked great. Alain is gonna put kreider is better situations than tirts did and kreider will produce in my opinion
I'm off topic but I'm starting to change my tune on Arniel. Hiring him might not have been such a bad idea after all. I'm just pumped about this team! I have a really good feeling about the Rangers this year!!
rediculous Trade Kreider??? LOL kid is gonna be AWESOME>. na didnt pan out after one season he's junk..ooook then..
That's great but jumping out of a pool won't bring the Stanley Cup. If he could do that out of the deep end now that would be impressive!
At Kreider- Holy Shit.
McIlrath- He wasn't a "number one" pick but a round one pick, I'm sure nobody got confused though, bc then we would have like, Taylor Hall I think. Also Mac is a smart kid. He knows he's gotta work his ass off at camp and even still might not get a spot.
@shoot_the_goalie i think the pool jump was from over a year ago. maybe it was just a 1 time thing
@jcrusher723 Like I've said before. Would love to see him with Brass & Nash. They looked good together in that Boston series.
@DanW Definitely wrote that incorrectly.