Jess Rubenstein at The Prospect Park
reports that Chris Kreider, Ryan Bourque and Derek Stepan are very good friends away from the ice..."We will not say which one said "we are like hockey nerds, always talking hockey, texting hockey and eating and sleeping hockey" but give the Rangers some credit for being able to send Kreider messages about their desires without breaking any NCAA rules. Now anyone who does not think that Derek Stepan is over in Slovakia not trying to talk his buddy Kreider into joining him next season is only kidding themselves.
Rubenstein adds that a reason the Rangers may have recently signed Bourque in a further effort to get Kreider to sign....Krieder has won a National Championship at BC and his best friends are playing in the Rangers organization, why does he want to go back. Seriously, I just don't see the appeal of finishing up at BC.
Rubenstein also discusses whether the Rangers are going to re-sign prospect Ethen Werek....Werek is a guy I can see the Rangers putting in a trade package to help feel some holes.
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