Chris Kreider said that he has spoken with Jeff Gorton and John Davidson and said that his situation is “all good” and that being in the final year of his contract “won’t be an issue.” (NY Post)
Kreider said that he’s leaner and faster, feels “more confident in every aspect” of his game and is “ready to work every day” for the Rangers. (NY Post)
John Davidson said on Thursday, “Chris came into my office this morning, he is just a positive give right now and that is what you want coming into camp. We will see where it all goes. He’s a very good hockey player and I hope he has a tremendous year and then everything’s going to go in the right direction for everybody.”
David Quinn said on Saturday:
- “he’s been the normal Chris Kreider that I coached last year, I don’t see any difference in him. He’s approaching practice the same way, has a smile on his face and brings life to the locker room and practices, I don’t anticipate there being any problem.”
- More on Kreider, “When you have been in the league as long as he has, I don’t see much difference in him other than he was healthier than he was at the end of last year. He’s been in the league a long time and knows what to expect and what to do in training camp and he’s one of our veterans and leaders and embraces that role in each passing year and fully expect him to be a big contributor on and off the ice.”
Quinn added that he doesn’t expect Kreider to struggle in the way that Mats Zuccarello did to start last season.
Kreider has started training camp by skating with Fil Chytil and Kreider said that there is a “pretty good, buzz, pretty good energy” with the team so far. (Newsday)