Gordie Clark, the Rangers' Director, Player Personnel, had this to say about 2009 #1 pick Kreider...
"He (Kreider) came from the weakest level of anything we scout in terms of prep-school hockey," said Clark. "And he's gone from that weakest level to playing in the World Junior and he's got five goals, which is right there at the top. He's really paying the price on the power play, and the goal he scored against Finland was just a scary type goal. He blew it over the guy's shoulder before anyone could blink. ... There's no way anyone expected to him do all this. Against Canada, he drew two penalties for people taking him down because he blew by them."
Clark also comments on Stepan, Bourque and another prospect Roman Horak who is playing for the Czech team.
Glen Erikson at Hockey's Future has a podcast with Stepan on his experience as captain of Team USA.
...wish Versus was televising the game as I don't have the NHL network. Should be a great one.