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Now, calm down. I'm not saying Danny Kristo is as talented as Patrick Kane, or that he will take home a Conn Smythe Trophy, or that he will become one of the best players in the game.
What I am saying is that they are very similar players.
Both wingers are 5'11" and about 180 pounds. Both have dazzling speed and a wicked wrister, and they can handle the puck anywhere. Both have had their work ethics questioned.
But like Kane, Kristo knows how to score. He lit up the collegiate world at the University of North Dakota, scoring 64 goals in 157 games.
He's also taken to the professional world well, scoring 10 goals and notching eight assists in 22 games.
Kristo will never be mistaken for a responsible defensive player, just like Kane is not very interested in the defensive aspect. He's a pure scorer. There's nothing wrong with that.
The Rangers are struggling to score, so calling up someone like Kristo might not be a bad idea. He may not become one of the best scorers in the game like Kane, but he will be a 20-goal scorer for a long time. He is—without a doubt—the Rangers' best prospect.