New York preferred to extend Kreider, but the club offered six years and he was seeking a seven-year deal, Brooks adds.
Kreider is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. His speed, physicality, and offensive abilities - combined with a cap hit of only $4.625 million - make him one of the top rental options for contending teams.
The Rangers drafted Kreider 19th overall in 2009, and he's played 520 games with the club over eight seasons. He's notched 24 goals and 21 assists in 60 contests this campaign.