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In Kreider, Rangers made right choice

Deemed a 'special player' by Blueshirts, standout rookie is paying early dividends

Updated: May 2, 2012, 4:15 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

In the days leading up to the 2009 NHL draft, the New York Rangers' brass huddled inside a room at Montreal's Le Crystal Hotel as they deliberated over a handful of players worthy of their first-round pick. The final discussion hinged on whether to use the selection to draft a forward, prep school standout Chris Kreider, or a defenseman, Swedish blueliner Tim Erixon.

In those internal discussions, there was initial reluctance to take Kreider. The promising young player possessed unquestionable ...

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