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The NHL's Jeter?

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08:22 AM ET 05.15 | Chris Kreider has on his radar a second championship in three months. He's trying to win a Stanley Cup, finally, at long last, after a whole month in the NHL, trying procure a ring to add to the NCAA championship he won at Boston College last month. Hey, we all need hobbies at that age, right? "This isn't easy," he said [Monday] night, sitting in front of his locker, talking in a voice softer than a whisper. ... "This is pro hockey, you know?" No, it isn't easy, even for Kreider, making the kind of immediate impact on a championship-level team we haven't seen around here since another 21-year-old kid named Jeter hit the ground running in the Bronx 16 years ago.

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May 15, 2012  08:39 AM ET

This team was pretty good even before Kreider laced them up. The fact that he has fit in seemlessly and contributed on the ice is worthy of mention. Comparing him to Jeter is not.

May 15, 2012  08:51 AM ET

What a dumb article. Seriously, it's not like they weren't contenders and it's still all about the goaltending. If Lundqvist doesn't play lights-out, he's gone from the playoffs as well.

May 15, 2012  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This team was pretty good even before Kreider laced them up. The fact that he has fit in seemlessly and contributed on the ice is worthy of mention. Comparing him to Jeter is not.

exactly...anothe rpointless article in the fine journalistic tradition of the NY Post
It's funny, people here in NYC always defend their reading of this rag with, well, they have a great sports section.
no they don't. The paper is a piece of crap. Forget my usual "Murdoch" rants, all you need to know about this paper is they made a 2nd rate racetrack handicapper into a "serious" social editorialist...spare me

May 15, 2012  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What a dumb article. Seriously, it's not like they weren't contenders and it's still all about the goaltending. If Lundqvist doesn't play lights-out, he's gone from the playoffs as well.

And for the record as a Rangers' fan...this series is a long way from over. That 3-0 was not indicative of the game.

May 15, 2012  09:05 AM ET

The only thing the Post is good for is Page 6. Everything else is terrible.

May 15, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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And for the record as a Rangers' fan...this series is a long way from over. That 3-0 was not indicative of the game.

That was a clinic by your team last night. I was getting so bored watching the gama I realized the Rangers were on their game. I think it's going 6, but if the Devils can't get pucks through and keep playing the Rangers game it will be over before that.

May 15, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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That was a clinic by your team last night. I was getting so bored watching the gama I realized the Rangers were on their game. I think it's going 6, but if the Devils can't get pucks through and keep playing the Rangers game it will be over before that.

Every inch of ice was a battle...brodeur made a save that blew me away last night (on Staal) Henrik was very good. Both def. played well, but the Devils got caught a couple of times, and it cost them, this game could easily have gone the other way from where I sat. (living room...wing back chair)

May 15, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Its amazing how the press will go nuts over a story like this. Sure the kid has done well in the short time he's been there, but lets hold off putting him in the hall of fame for a couple more months. I'd also hold off on the plans for the Stanley Cup parade. The series is far from over.

May 15, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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exactly...anothe rpointless article in the fine journalistic tradition of the NY PostIt's funny, people here in NYC always defend their reading of this rag with, well, they have a great sports section.no they don't. The paper is a piece of crap. Forget my usual "Murdoch" rants, all you need to know about this paper is they made a 2nd rate racetrack handicapper into a "serious" social editorialist...spare me

I've noticed a lot of those society matrons look a little horsey.

May 15, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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I'd also hold off on the plans for the Stanley Cup parade. The series is far from over.

and that LA team is looking dangerous...

May 15, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This team was pretty good even before Kreider laced them up. The fact that he has fit in seemlessly and contributed on the ice is worthy of mention. Comparing him to Jeter is not.

It's better than comparing him to Prince Fielder.

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May 15, 2012  09:38 AM ET

RELEASE THE KREIDER!!

BC EAGLE!!

Boyle too!

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May 15, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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It's better than comparing him to Prince Fielder.

Probably should stay away from baseball player comparisons all together.

May 15, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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There seems to be an epidemic of that going around. Hell, MSNBC took a second rate sports hack from an agricultural college by way of ESPN and tried to foist him upon us as some kind of arbiter of all that is good and fayer. That worked out real well.

MSNBC is (almost) FOX for the left.
But exactly right....

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May 15, 2012  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Probably should stay away from baseball player comparisons all together.

Though I wouldn't mind if he gets the same # of titles as Jeter

May 15, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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Prince has one redeeming quality. He makes me feel good about my own physical conditioning.

ah yes, the olde "round IS a shape!"
Yeah, me too

 
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