Read: Chris Kreider is in favor of a “warning track” line on the ice

Chris Kreider is in favor of an orange “warning track” or “lookup line” being painted along the ice next to the boards. (USA Today)

Kreider says that he sees “no negative to it.” (USA Today)

He adds that while NHL players tend to have a “feel” for where they are on the ice, this type of addition could help young players learn about where they have space on the ice. (USA Today)

The idea behind the “lookup line” would be to: (Puck Daddy)

  • Remind coaches and officials about safety and board related issues/injury
  • Allow players to adjust their bodies
  • Warn the checking player not to hit the player he is about to hit from behind
  • Remind players to keep their heads up

Brian Boyle was praised after not hurting Victor Hedman along the boards last season and spoke about it.

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Recap: Kevin Hayes on choosing the Rangers, his leg injury, Chris Kreider and the role Brian Boyle played

Kevin HayesKevin Hayes joined the SportsTalkNY show to discuss his decision to sign with the Rangers: (SportsTalkNY)

  • Why the Rangers, “I thought it was a great fit and I wanted to go to the best team and the best opportunity to succeed in the NHL short-term and long-term and it seemed like a good fit.”
  • On his brutal/near career ending leg injury, “I got kneed 2/26 of my Junior year and everything popped in my leg, all the blood vessels popped and it was a terrible freak incident. It opened my eyes a little more about the sport of hockey and it forced me to work harder to get into the best possible shape that I could be in, it was a blessing in disguise.”

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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.

 

Read: The Rangers cap situation now that Chris Kreider is under contract

Rangers10:32AM: With the Rangers coming to terms on a tw0-year deal with Chris Kreider for a cap hit of $2.45 million, the team has $6.332 million in cap space. (Cap Geek)

The $6.332 million includes Chris Mueller ($600,000), Matt Hunwick ($600,000) Michael Kostka ($650,000) and Jesper Fast ($805,000) but not JT Miller ($894,167).

  • Larry Brooks says that the Rangers have around $7.025 million in cap space. (NY Post)

The Rangers have 21 players on their roster, per Cap Geek and still need to sign Derick Brassard and John Moore.

The Rangers can go 10% over the salary cap during the summer but Jeff Gorton didn’t think they would do that.