What do our readers think about the local sports scene? EWB asked and you answered. Today we have part two of our New York Rangers fan poll.
Welcome to the next installment of our 2019 fan polls. Over the coming week, we will hear from Yankees, Nets, Knicks, Mets, Giants, Jets, Bills, and today’s block, New York Rangers fans. Blueshirts fans are incredibly passionate about their team and it showed here as this was one of our most responded to polls.
As with any family, there will be conflicting points of view on some issues. Responses to some questions are surprising while others were almost unanimous. Regardless, like all families, everyone unites behind their team.
There were so many great answers, we had to break this poll into two parts. If you missed part one – click this link. Here is part two.
Question 5: Chris Kreider should be traded (yes/no).
It’s hard to believe Chris Kreider is in his eighth season with the New York Rangers. Like many of the Rangers veterans the past two seasons, the pending unrestricted free agent seems destined for a trade out of New York to facilitate the team’s rebuild. Then again the Rangers are on the verge of playoff contention and Kreider is one of the reasons why. Dealing him away for picks or prospects could actually set the team back.
No: 36.8 percent of fans want Kreider to stay.
“He’s a great mix of youth and veteran leadership and experience that can help keep this young team even-keeled.” – Edward Bruno
“He should NOT BE TRADED, because he has a physical element that is sorely needed!” – Helen Yoon
Yes: On the other hand, 57.9 percent believe he is headed out of town in a deal.
“It’s not that Kreider should be traded. He HAS to be traded. At his age and coming cap hit he clearly has no place here moving forward. It would be malpractice to not trade him. He’s been a good player for a long time but his time here is pretty much over.” – Joe Perota
By the way, 5.3 percent were on the fence mostly because whether or not Kreider gets traded depends on the return.