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What does Rangers forward Chris Kreider think about a possible trade to the Bruins?

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 16: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers scores the game winning goal on the power-play at 19:35 of the third period against the New York Islanders at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on January 16, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. The Rangers defeated the Islanders 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)Getty Images

ST. LOUIS — Chris Kreider feels as if his name has been in trade rumors since he came out of Boston College in 2012.

“It’s not something you worry about,” Kreider said at the NHL All-Star media day, amid a swirling mass of reporters at Stifel Theatre.

The Rangers are still deciding whether to deal Kreider, an unrestricted free agent and potential trade target of several teams. But the big winger, who was here as a replacement for injured teammate Artemi Panarin, isn’t thinking about what could come next.

“We’ve had some pretty good success recently,” he said. “We’ve dropped a few that we’d like to have back, but over the last couple weeks it’s been so much fun.”


Asked if playing for Boston has ever crossed his mind, he wasn’t going there.

“I’m so thankful and appreciative to the New York Rangers for giving me the opportunity to live out my dream,” he said. “Until I’m not a Ranger, I’m a Ranger.”

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