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Stats: Projecting what Chris Kreider may do this season

In The Hockey News Pool Guide, Chris Kreider is projected to play in 75 games for the Rangers and score 27 goals and add in 25 assists.

In their write up for Kreider they say that he is best known for taking out Carey Price but “he will soon be best known for scoring goals.”

Two-years ago, after Kreider’s debut in the playoffs, The Hockey News projected 50 points.

Last year they had Kreider projected for 15 points.

This year, Kreider had:

  • 17 goals and 20 assists in 66 regular season games. He averaged 15:43 per game and had 12 of his 37 points on the PP.
  • 5 goals and 8 assists in 15 playoff games. He averaged 16:48 per game and had 5 of his 13 points on the PP.

He signed a two-year deal last week with a cap hit of $2.475 million.

 

NEWS: Rangers and Chris Kreider come to terms on a TWO-YEAR deal

Kreider9:25AM: The Rangers and Chris Kreider have settled on a TWO-YEAR deal worth $2.35 million in year one and $2.60 million in year two. (Tim Wharnsby)

Kreider’s cap hit will be $2.475 million.

This past season Kreider had

  • 17 goals and 20 assists in 66 regular season games. He averaged 15:43 per game and had 12 of his 37 points on the PP.
  • 5 goals and 8 assists in 15 playoff games. He averaged 16:48 per game and had 5 of his 13 points on the PP.
  • His regular season Corsi was 55.2%, which was 3.6% higher than the team average. (ES)
  • His playoff Corsi was 48.7%, which was 3.4% higher than the team average. (ES)
  • In the regular season he started 35.2% of his shifts in the offensive zone, 38% in the neutral zone and 26.8% in the defensive zone. (ES)
  • In the playoffs, he started 24.4% of his shifts in the offensive zone, 45.2% in the neutral zone and 30.3% in the defensive zone.  (ES)

He will still be an RFA when this contract expires in his qualifying offer will be $2.6 million.

Brian Leetch is a big fan of Kreider.

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Buzz: Chris Kreider arbitration hearing is going on (Update: they came to terms)

Chris KreiderUPDATE: 9:25AM: The Rangers have come to terms on a two-year deal with Kreider.

9:19AM: Chris Kreider and the Rangers are said to be in the middle of their arbitration hearing in Toronto. The Rangers hearing with Chris Kreider is said to be proceeding as scheduled.  (Andrew Gross)

The hearing, per the CBA, was scheduled to start at 9AM.

It seemed yesterday that arbitration was the direction that Kreider and the Rangers were heading in.

 The Rangers have offered Kreider a two-year deal with a cap hit of $2.05 million while Kreider is looking for $2.8 million per year.

The Rangers are likely to use certain things, such as Kreider starting the year in the minors and not playing in tight game situations, as part of their case to get the number to be lower.

This is the Rangers first arbitration hearing since Nikolai Zherdev in 2009.

The arbitrator will have his decision within 48 hours.

Buzz: Rangers and Chris Kreider appear headed to arbitration (Updates)

Kreider4:34PM: Both sides have shown a willingness to compromise but both sides also have a number that they won’t move off from. (NY Post)

If the two sides do go through with the hearing, the arbitrator will have 48 hours to decide on the award.

The middle ground for the two sides, which is likely where the arbitrator will fall, is about $2.425 million per season. (NY Post)

4:22PM: No deal is expected to be done today between the Rangers and Kreider. (Ranger Rants)

3:36PM: There is no agreement in sight between the Rangers and Chris Kreider and they appear headed to an arbitration hearing tomorrow morning. (Larry Brooks)

Kreider is asking the arbitrator for $2.8 million per year and the Rangers countered with an offer of $2.05 million per year.

The Rangers are likely to use certain things, such as Kreider starting the year in the minors and not playing in tight game situations, as part of their case to get the number to be lower.

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Buzz: Things the Rangers may try to use against Chris Kreider if they go to arbitration tomorrow

Chris KreiderChris Kreider’s arbitration hearing is tomorrow and yesterday both sides submitted their numbers to the arbitrator.

Larry Brooks writes that the award given in most arbitration cases is within 10% of the midpoint of what the two sides are asking. (NY Post)

The Rangers are likely to use the fact that Kreider had a “lost” 2013 season with both Hartford and the Rangers and that he started this past season in Hartford. They are also likely to use that Kreider didn’t play much in situations where the Rangers held a one-goal lead late in the game and that he wasn’t used during 4 on 4 OT in the regular season because of his defensive issues. (NY Post)

Buzz: The numbers submitted to the arbitrator for Chris Kreider’s contract (Updates)

Chris Kreider9:14PM: Brooks thinks that Kreider will get a deal between $2.2 million and $2.7 million. The decision on where the award falls in that range will likely be determined by how much weight the arbitrator puts on Kreider’s playoff performance. (NY Post)

The two sides are working on avoiding arbitration and would be “best served” to come to terms on a deal worth $2.45 million per year. (NY Post)

4:18PM The Rangers number is $2.05 million. The first year of the deal is $1.9 million an the second year is $2.2 million. (Larry Brooks)

Brooks anticipates that the deal will end up being between $2.2 million and $2.5 million.

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Buzz: Chris Kreider is getting a bridge contract

The Rangers are working with Chris Kreider to avoid arbitration and come to terms on a two-year bridge contract. (NY Post)

If Kreider does head to arbitration, next Wednesday, Kreider will likely get a deal worth between $2.1 million and $2.5 million per year for two years. (NY Post)

The Rangers have the option to elect a one-year award or a two-year award per the CBA.

it was wondered earlier in the offseason that the Rangers may look to give Kreider a long-term deal.

It was speculated that Kreider could get a bridge contract similar to Max Pacioretty.

When asked about Kreider at the draft, Glen Sather mentioned how he started the year in the minor leagues and intimated that he doesn’t yet have a proven track record of success in the NHL.