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Kreider Fits Right in With Rangers

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There have been other hockey stories at least something like Chris Kreider’s, a kid jumping the kind of speeding train that the New York Rangers are right now. There was the time when Ken Morrow went from Lake Placid, from the greatest hockey story of them all, to the Islanders, put his name on the Stanley Cup a few months later.

But Morrow had a year of Olympic hockey in the books before he ever made it to Lake Placid, got to play regular-season games for the Islanders before the Stanley Cup playoffs began in 1980. It is plenty different for Kreider, the Boston College kid who on Easter weekend was in Tampa winning the second national championship of his college career in college hockey’s Frozen Four.

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