Kreider sent to Whale

February 15, 2013, by

Per Katie Strang, Chris Kreider has been sent down to the Connecticut Whale.  She claims that the organization doesn’t want him sitting in the press box.  Looks like J.T. Miller will stay with the big club and see a year burned off his ELC.

Categories : Call Ups/Demotions


  1. Spozo says:

    I’m very surprised. But I have faith that the coaching staff knows more about this than I do.

  2. Leatherneckinlv says:

    I think the Rangers should recall Benn Fierrio or Christian Thomas for a 5 game look see

  3. nyr1579 says:

    because Taylor Pyatt and Brian Boyle are tearing it up…smh.

  4. SalMerc says:

    Shocked here. Torts comments was that he was not bad, but wanted him to watch and learn. Now he needs to play in Ct.? Someone is hiding something

    • VinceR says:

      Think this is due to Miller playing better than him and giving Boyle a chance to play.

      It’s very easy to get Kreider back up here, but it does no one any good for him to sit in the press box. He can easily replace someone else at any point, but he needs to play somewhere, not sit.

    • Dave says:

      Agree with Vince here, Boyle showed he was ready to play after his benching, and Miller has outplayed Kreider. This is more about Miller than Kreider.

  5. Walt says:

    The kid may still be hurt!!!!

  6. Bobby G says:

    So if Kreider spends the rest of the season in Hartford, will next year be considered his rookie year? Or is this considered his rookie year no matter what?

    • Dave says:

      You know what, that’s a good point. He’s under the limit. I doubt that becomes the case, but you are right, next year would be his rookie year in that case.

  7. Greg B says:

    I’m very surprised. My take is that Miller is much more physical than Kreider, which is something Torts values a lot. Miller really holds his weight and has very good play along the boards (hard to knock him down). With Kreider it seemed like he was always getting pushed down by the other team along the boards. Miller has very good awareness with the puck in all zones of the ice.

    I still think Kreider gets another shot this season. To me, Kreider is a valuable 3rd line player on this Rangers team. He adds a scoring dynamic especially paired with Miller.

    Letting Miller play 20-25 games will really let us see what we have in him. Kreider probably will be back by then and we will have a rotation of sitting guys for rest, injury, etc.

    • Dave says:

      This isn’t the end of Kreider. They need him to get games and the Whale have 3 games in 3 days.

      • Greg B says:

        Yeah I just saw that, do you think he will be back quickly after these 3 games or will it be a couple of weeks to let him really get some more ice time with the Whale?

  8. ranger17 says:

    would like to see a line of Miller Kreider and Hagelin . That could be a line that could be together for years if they mesh

  9. Chris F says:

    Seems to me that if this is an either/or situation between Kreider and Miller, and considering you’re getting roughly the same product (despite Kreider’s lackluster play), then it should be Miller who gets sent down. Either way, you’re only playing one of them, and Kreider’s ELC already got burned. Why waste another year of ELC (on Miller) if only one kid is getting played? I like Miller’s play, but I fear the demotion might be debilitating for Kreider who had such an enormous performance on the playoffs. Miller should have expected the demotion, whereas Kreider likely had higher expectations.