Conclusion: Kreider wears the “C” Next Season
Looking ahead toward the exciting years to come for this team, there is no bad choice in this field. Each player has shown they have the individual skill, leadership ability, and dedication to the New York Rangers. Any of these three will be an excellent voice in the locker room, and each of them would make an incredible leader for this young team to rally behind.
However, in my mind, it is Chris Kreider who should be given the honor. He has been a hardworking, blue-collar player his entire New York Rangers career. At a time where he easily could have taken a huge payday to relocate this summer, he chose to find a way to make it work with the team that drafted him.
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His loyalty, along with the Rangers willingness to commit to him for (potentially) his entire career shows just how vital he is to this team. As the man for the job, it is now Chris Kreider’s time to step up and show everyone in the organization that they made the right choice to invest in him.
Let Zibanejad and Panarin wear the “A” as Kreider’s lieutenants. The three of them can develop a strong leadership core that leads the Blueshirts to better days ahead. They may even be joined by defenseman Adam Fox in the not too distant future.
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