"We are happy he's here and he's a Ranger. From there, we go day by day. I'm not going to tell you any of our lineups. But this is a young man that we feel has a great future, and it started with us today. He signed, he's with us, and we move on with our business."
-- John Tortorella
"They definitely sent the message that if you want to play, you have to prove you're ready to play," Kreider said. "You're going to have to earn your ice time. That's the way it should be. I have no expectations coming in, just trying to be a sponge and learn from everyone."
It has been a whirlwind past few days for Kreider, who decided to forego his senior season with Boston College to sign with the Rangers, who made him the 19th pick of the 2009 NHL Draft. How the 6-foot-3, 217-pound winger fits into the lineup of a team that won 51 games and earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference is a question to which no one has an answer right now.