Prospects

Kreider Wins Beanpot MVP

For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, the Boston College Golden Eagles won the Beanpot Championship, topping Northeastern 7-6 last night. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was Ranger prospect Chris Kreider (1st, 2009), who scored two goals and added an assist on the game winner. Kreider also won the MVP of the tournament, and is starting to show that his slow start this season is beginning to fade.

Many fans, including myself, have been anxiously awaiting Kreider to turn pro. He has had slow starts in his two years at BC, which is a little troubling. However, he has shown that he can be a dominating force against the world’s top competition in the World Junior Championship, he can be a leader, and he can excel in big games. It’s tough to say when Kreider should turn pro, especially with the rumors that Glen Sather wants to sign him after this season, when he is eligible to play in the AHL for a year. Either way, it looks like the Rangers have a stud on their hands.

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  • Excellent news, I’m very excited about this kid – size, skating, hockey-sense and with the recent WJHC bronze metal game and the Beanpot he’s showing the ability to be clutch in big games. I can’t wait to see him and Stepan work together on the Garden ice.

    My uncle and cousins up in Boston say that these games are a blast – I’ve always wanted to go to one.

  • I have to say I have no issues with him staying in college another year. Why the rush? The Rangers are young up front and with the addition of a Richards and full health he’d have a hard time gate crashing the top 9 and is the AHL really THAT much better for him than the NCAA? Let him mature mentally in college. Though saying all that I do believe he has the ability to make an impact at the pro level whenever he turns pro, just dont see the need in forcing it.

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