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VITALI KRAVTSOV
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Born December 23, 1999 (18)






Some interesting notes from what I've seen and read.

He was the KHL's version of The Calder winner, Rookie of the Year, beating out highly touted Nashville prospect, Eeli Tolvanen. Tolvanen put up better numbers in the regular season, but it was Kravtsov's playoff preformance that got him noticed.... the most points ever by an under aged player in KHL history

In 16 games he put up a stat line of 6g 5a for 11pts! ...... as an 18 year old!?!?

Which really is just insane! It can't be said enough that you just don't play in the KHL as a teenager. He started the year as a 17 year old.... so he was getting maybe 10 minutes a night. But after a full season, his talent was undeniable, and by the time playoffs came he was one of the best players in the league.

Kovalchuk put up 6g 4a for 10pts in one less game in the playoffs.

The kid has all the tools. Check off all the boxes. Size, speed, shot, skill, vision, playmaking, defensive responsibility...... the only downside I've heard about him is that he could put in a better effort back checking....

Gordie eluded to the fact that the last year of his KHL contract could be bought out..... but we'll see. We could be seeing this kid sooner than you think.Though likely a year away.

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Good stuff...hands and speed
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Mikey Red - 2018-06-24 10:25 AM

Good stuff...hands and speed
Videos do not sore or win games.
Next I will find out that he is good at playing PS 4
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Posted 2018-06-24 8:51 AM (#707202 - in reply to #707190)
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Posted 2018-06-24 8:58 AM (#707204 - in reply to #707190)
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If only he were ranked 4 spots higher by Bob McKenzie.... then he'd be the total package
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Posted 2018-06-25 9:53 AM (#707259 - in reply to #707190)
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He has a high talent ceiling, can skate, has size, excelled in a men's league. No problems at all with this pick.



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Posted 2018-06-25 6:14 PM (#707290 - in reply to #707190)
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I'm starting to think he's going to be at training camp, and try to make the team. If he picks up on the speed of the smaller ice, he'll have a shot.... Otherwise, Hartford gets to play him
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Posted 2018-06-26 7:33 AM (#707302 - in reply to #707190)
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I have a hard time believing he's NHL ready at this point, but on the other hand, we're going to be bad. So as long as he has good coaching and development in place I'm ok with this plan.

FWIW he is still under KHL contract but he's within a period where he could buy out his own contract (I believe). I don't have too much information on this because there are no actual KHL transfer rules and I don't know the KHL CBA that well.

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Posted 2018-06-26 9:51 AM (#707308 - in reply to #707302)
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concust - 2018-06-26 9:33 AM

I have a hard time believing he's NHL ready at this point, but on the other hand, we're going to be bad. So as long as he has good coaching and development in place I'm ok with this plan.

FWIW he is still under KHL contract but he's within a period where he could buy out his own contract (I believe). I don't have too much information on this because there are no actual KHL transfer rules and I don't know the KHL CBA that well.



Probably not NHL ready.... they keep comparing his situation to Chtyl's last year.... Skill wise I'd say he is NHL ready, just as Chtyl was.

They both need a little time to play on the smaller ice, though. If he plays in North America this year, chances are he will be wearing both a Rangers jersey and a 'Pack jersey during the season.

And they brought Andersson over here, too..... They started him in the SHL, but changed their mind after his preformance in the WJC

That being said, Vitali Kravtsov has more skill than both of our top picks last year, and that isn't a knock on Filip or Lias by any means.

We haven't wrapped our heads around Kravtsov being our top prospect yet.... but I think he just may be
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Posted 2018-06-26 10:00 AM (#707310 - in reply to #707190)
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it sounds like Vitali will be over here this season. Likely not the NHL but Hartford and that is a great thing. Playing in the AHL will speed his development to the NHL better than the KHL. He could still crap the bed but beside my guess we'll see him Hartford
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Posted 2018-06-26 1:07 PM (#707317 - in reply to #707308)
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robstones - 2018-06-26 10:51 AM

concust - 2018-06-26 9:33 AM

I have a hard time believing he's NHL ready at this point, but on the other hand, we're going to be bad. So as long as he has good coaching and development in place I'm ok with this plan.

FWIW he is still under KHL contract but he's within a period where he could buy out his own contract (I believe). I don't have too much information on this because there are no actual KHL transfer rules and I don't know the KHL CBA that well.



Probably not NHL ready.... they keep comparing his situation to Chtyl's last year.... Skill wise I'd say he is NHL ready, just as Chtyl was.

They both need a little time to play on the smaller ice, though. If he plays in North America this year, chances are he will be wearing both a Rangers jersey and a 'Pack jersey during the season.

And they brought Andersson over here, too..... They started him in the SHL, but changed their mind after his preformance in the WJC

That being said, Vitali Kravtsov has more skill than both of our top picks last year, and that isn't a knock on Filip or Lias by any means.

We haven't wrapped our heads around Kravtsov being our top prospect yet.... but I think he just may be


He's top three for sure, it just depends on how you rank them, by pure upside, or by current NHL readiness. Outside the three centers I'd say Shestyorkin and Miller round out the top 5.

Any interest in doing another OTG prospect ranking? It's been a couple years since we did one.

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Posted 2018-06-26 1:36 PM (#707322 - in reply to #707317)
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concust - 2018-06-26 9:07 PM

Any interest in doing another OTG prospect ranking? It's been a couple years since we did one.


Not a bad idea. I'd just do a top-10 ranking sort of thing. I remember that the later stages were kinda weak.
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Posted 2018-06-26 2:37 PM (#707327 - in reply to #707322)
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DaTeL - 2018-06-26 3:36 PM

concust - 2018-06-26 9:07 PM

Any interest in doing another OTG prospect ranking? It's been a couple years since we did one.


Not a bad idea. I'd just do a top-10 ranking sort of thing. I remember that the later stages were kinda weak.


True about the weakness of the later stages, but considering just about everyone other than 7 or 8 guys can still be considered 'prospects', this might be the year you actually see someone who'll play in the NHL ranked 20 or 25.
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Posted 2018-06-26 8:38 PM (#707342 - in reply to #707190)
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Our pool is about as deep as it's ever been! I'd hold off until the season starts, though. I want to see the new draft picks put some reps in. Nils Lundkvist could be better than we think....

Chytil, Howden, Kravtsov, Andersson, Ronning, Gettinger, Howden, Lindgren, Hajek, Rykov, Miller, Lundkvist, Day, Shestyorkin, Georgiev, Lindbom


Is Pionk a prospect? What about Lettieri? What about Lindqvist and Meskanen?

Because if so, that's 20 prospects....
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Posted 2018-06-26 9:35 PM (#707345 - in reply to #707190)
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Posted 2018-06-27 9:00 AM (#707351 - in reply to #707190)
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Yeah we used to do almost all of the prospects. It got to be a real drag at the end. What's really the difference between a 26 prospect and a 27.

We can do top 15 or 20; i'd do top 10 but really everyone's going to have the same top 5 so what's the point.


Maybe start it at the end of july? That's when things slow down - prospect camp will be over, free agency frenzy will be done, really nothing happens in august except arbitration hearings and the Rangers signing a 28 year old out of a european league.
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Posted 2018-06-27 9:08 AM (#707353 - in reply to #707190)
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Hopefully Krav will be what our Cherapanov was supposed to be
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Posted 2018-06-27 9:18 PM (#707363 - in reply to #707190)
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Posted 2018-06-28 7:02 AM (#707366 - in reply to #707363)
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robstones - 2018-06-27 10:18 PM

Is Nieves still here? Haha


Yes, there's a huge logjam at C, even when you consider a guy or two might be tried at wing. Look at all the guys (presumably) in front of him on the depth chart. And add to that, the fact that Nieves would be a perfectly capable 4C on a rebuilding team.

A trade must be coming in the next week.

Zibanejad
Hayes
Namestnikov
Spooner
Chytil
Kravtsov
Andersson
Lettieri
Holland
Nieves
Fogarty
Howden
Fontaine
Barron


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Posted 2018-06-28 7:06 AM (#707369 - in reply to #707366)
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concust - 2018-06-28 9:02 AM

robstones - 2018-06-27 10:18 PM

Is Nieves still here? Haha


Yes, there's a huge logjam at C, even when you consider a guy or two might be tried at wing. Look at all the guys (presumably) in front of him on the depth chart. And add to that, the fact that Nieves would be a perfectly capable 4C on a rebuilding team.

A trade must be coming in the next week.

Zibanejad
Hayes
Namestnikov
Spooner
Chytil
Kravtsov
Andersson
Lettieri
Holland
Nieves
Fogarty
Howden
Fontaine
Barron




I think Names and Spooner are gone; possibly Zib as well.
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Posted 2018-06-28 7:13 AM (#707373 - in reply to #707369)
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Mjolnir - 2018-06-28 8:06 AM

I think Names and Spooner are gone; possibly Zib as well.


It's quite possible. At the very least you think they would have to make room for Chytil and Andersson. If those three are gone, you're looking at

Hayes
Chytil
Andersson
Nieves/Lettieri/Holland (If Holland is on the NHL roster that is bad news for our bubble AHL centers)

Then in the AHL you would have something like,
Kravtsov (if he cancels his KHL contract)
Lettieri/Nieves
Howden
Fontaine
Fogarty

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Posted 2018-06-28 7:15 AM (#707375 - in reply to #707190)
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Just read in the Post that Clark states he would of taken Krav over Zadina if the choice was there.....
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Posted 2018-06-28 7:17 AM (#707376 - in reply to #707375)
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Mikey Red - 2018-06-28 8:15 AM

Just read in the Post that Clark states he would of taken Krav over Zadina if the choice was there.....


Well they said he was their #2 ranked forward so I would have to assume it was Svechnikov then Kravtsov.

Saw some footage of Zadina at Wings prospect camp. Very impressive.
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Posted 2018-06-28 7:20 AM (#707377 - in reply to #707190)
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If he took Krav instead of Zadina there would of been a riot
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Posted 2018-06-28 7:21 AM (#707378 - in reply to #707190)
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Gorton needs to go to Sather and demand that he gets to choose his own scouting dept
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Posted 2018-06-28 7:56 AM (#707385 - in reply to #707377)
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Mikey Red - 2018-06-28 9:20 AM

If he took Krav instead of Zadina there would of been a riot


Kotkaniemi, Hayton, and Tkachuk all went before Zadina.....

The problem here is name recognition. We saw Tkachuk and Zadina do well at WJC.... Whalstrom.... we saw him play for Team USA, so we liked him!

The "experts" had their concensus rankings, but the same experts said there's so much parity after the top 2.... Remember when Boqvist was clear cut #4? It was Zadina and Tkachuk.... Kotkaniemi wasn't mentioned until a month away from the draft.... He was ranked to go at 16 or something by the "experts." Veleno was the best center for a long time. It was him or Hayton.....

A lot of people like Kupari better than Kotkaniemi..... so if Kupari is better than Kotkaniemi, he must be up there in talent with Zadina, too....

I'm tellin ya. These GMs are scared to death of "The Russian factor." It's a legit fear. Islanders goalie who is suppose to be as good or better than Shestyorkin.... Sorokin extended his contract till 2020! Kravtsov has a year on his KHL contract, and that scares GMs away..... they'll go with the guy who's already here, it's safer. Zadina has more experience on the smaller ice..... but is he better???

I don't know about that. Time will tell as they say, but the more I see the more I like. It looks like he has better hands. Zadina and Wahlstrom look like great pure goal scorers, but Kravtsov doesn't look too far behind Svechnikov in terms of skill. Svechnikov seems stronger on his skates.... he has more experience on the smaller ice....

Kravtsov is bigger than all of them, though. I'm real excited about this pick

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concust - 2018-06-28 9:13 AM

Mjolnir - 2018-06-28 8:06 AM

I think Names and Spooner are gone; possibly Zib as well.


It's quite possible. At the very least you think they would have to make room for Chytil and Andersson. If those three are gone, you're looking at

Hayes
Chytil
Andersson
Nieves/Lettieri/Holland (If Holland is on the NHL roster that is bad news for our bubble AHL centers)

Then in the AHL you would have something like,
Kravtsov (if he cancels his KHL contract)
Lettieri/Nieves
Howden
Fontaine
Fogarty

etc

I think they give Chytil or Andersson a shot at #1....
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Mjolnir - 2018-06-28 9:02 AM

concust - 2018-06-28 9:13 AM

Mjolnir - 2018-06-28 8:06 AM

I think Names and Spooner are gone; possibly Zib as well.


It's quite possible. At the very least you think they would have to make room for Chytil and Andersson. If those three are gone, you're looking at

Hayes
Chytil
Andersson
Nieves/Lettieri/Holland (If Holland is on the NHL roster that is bad news for our bubble AHL centers)

Then in the AHL you would have something like,
Kravtsov (if he cancels his KHL contract)
Lettieri/Nieves
Howden
Fontaine
Fogarty

etc

I think they give Chytil or Andersson a shot at #1....


Sure. It would be Chytil, not Andersson. If Andersson shows up and takes 1C (i.e. plays with two of our top wingers) it will be because he showed up an entirely different player than we saw last year. That's not a knock on him at all, he's a well rounded player, but I think if either of the two kids ends up with a shot at 1C it'll be Chytil because he's so much better offensively.

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Posted 2018-06-28 8:46 AM (#707390 - in reply to #707190)
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I wasn't saying which one it would be...but I'm pretty sure both would be slotted there before Hayes.
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Posted 2018-06-28 10:07 AM (#707391 - in reply to #707190)
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If we want to compete for last place, then yeah trade Zibanejad and go with the other centers.

I sure would like to see what effect Quinn has on these guys, though.

I like Hayes in a defensive role. Ability to move up if needed

Zibanejad
Chytil
Andersson
Hayes

Is solid depth down the middle. I'll trade Hayes for a Trouba or Tyler Myers, but I don't think I want more prospects and picks...

Unless we're going all in on last place this year.... But I'm pretty confident they want to switch to building a team with what they have.

Sign JVR

Kreider Zibanejad Buchnevich
JVR Chytil Zuccarello
Spooner Andersson Meskenan(or something)
Vesey Hayes Fast

Skjei Shattenkirik
Staal Pionk
Lindgren DeAngelo...... or something......

Lundqvist
Georgiev

Looks like a pretty good team to me. If Howden is ready, and we can trade Hayes for a D upgrade.... even better!

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Posted 2018-06-28 12:16 PM (#707398 - in reply to #707190)
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Move TD to Forward and give Hijak a shot
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Posted 2018-06-28 12:49 PM (#707399 - in reply to #707398)
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Mikey Red - 2018-06-28 2:16 PM

Move TD to Forward and give Hijak a shot


Yeah.... or something. Gotta see what camp brings. Or maybe they sign a UFA. Marc Staal played well last year.... he really did.... If he brings that again this year he could be a nice trade piece by the deadline, instead of buying him out.


Howden, Lindgren, Hajek, Chytil, Andersson could all be rookies this year.... plus Meskanen, Lindqvist with a shot at it.... Pionk, Georgiev, Letteiri played last year, but could all see their first full season, too.... Boo haha yeah I said it.....

I don't think they should set these guys up for failure, though. I'm not in to the idea of throwing up the white flag. No matter what, the expectations will be low with all the rookies, but they need to be competitive. They need to create a winning atmosphere. I'm not in to tanking
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Posted 2018-06-28 1:17 PM (#707400 - in reply to #707190)
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I would absolutely let those kids you mention play....Krav next year and Miller maybe after that....and Nils who knows....and get Trouba
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I will be somewhat surprised if Hajek does not find his way on the team. Assuming Staal is still here he, Shattenkirk, Skjei, and Pionk are the only locks. I watched Hajek's playoffs last year and don't think he takes a backseat toi any other dman in the organization. He is a hell of a prospect.
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People need to give up this stupid fascination with Trouba. He's overrated and is money greedy.
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itsmcilrathtime - 2018-06-29 1:00 PM

People need to give up this stupid fascination with Trouba. He's overrated and is money greedy.
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Putting Chytil and even more laughably Andersson in the number one center spot unless you are shooting for number one overall draft pick next year, is beyond ridiculous. Neither one of them showed any signs they were not going to have their fair share of growing pains this year. Assuming they both make the team. Andersson in particular better be aware Howden isn’t going to take a back seat to him.
I do not have a problem moving Zibanejad and Hayes out in time, but it won’t be this season. I’d be very suprised if either one gets moved. Realistically it’s Namestmikov who will get moved, his money won’t be a huge difference from Hayes who is probably viewed as the Rangers most well rounded center.
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Posted 2018-06-29 12:23 PM (#707438 - in reply to #707190)
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Putting Heatl or Lias in the 1C is catastrophic
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Posted 2018-06-30 10:02 AM (#707493 - in reply to #707190)
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THN says could be a player some team takes a chance on higher that he is projected. Right on. The Rangers.
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Posted 2018-07-12 6:35 AM (#708028 - in reply to #707190)
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Posted 2018-07-12 11:40 AM (#708029 - in reply to #707190)
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I wonder what it meant when it was said "he (Kravtsov) would like to be here sooner rather than later"
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Rangerjunkie - 2018-07-12 1:40 PM

I wonder what it meant when it was said "he (Kravtsov) would like to be here sooner rather than later"

I think it was referring to the fact that the KHL will not let him buyout the last year of his contract, which is the reason he's returning to Russia rather than coming here immediately.
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Yeah he, Shestyorkin, and Rykov all have one more KHL season... as soon as their teams are eliminated, they can come over here, and play in NA all they want! And they will! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Kravtsov could have a Kreider-like impact upon CKs arrival out of college
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robstones - 2018-07-12 3:34 PM

Yeah he, Shestyorkin, and Rykov all have one more KHL season... as soon as their teams are eliminated, they can come over here, and play in NA all they want! And they will! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Kravtsov could have a Kreider-like impact upon CKs arrival out of college


Except Kreider arrived in the playoffs, and Kravtsov will arrive with the Rangers competing for best odds to win the draft lottery.

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Vua - 2018-07-12 6:46 PM

robstones - 2018-07-12 3:34 PM

Yeah he, Shestyorkin, and Rykov all have one more KHL season... as soon as their teams are eliminated, they can come over here, and play in NA all they want! And they will! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Kravtsov could have a Kreider-like impact upon CKs arrival out of college


Except Kreider arrived in the playoffs, and Kravtsov will arrive with the Rangers competing for best odds to win the draft lottery.


Done deal.... why even play out the season? This team sucks before theu even hit the ice. Crazy talk.

Regardless, they'll all be over here soon
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robstones - 2018-07-12 3:34 PM

Yeah he, Shestyorkin, and Rykov all have one more KHL season... as soon as their teams are eliminated, they can come over here, and play in NA all they want! And they will! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Kravtsov could have a Kreider-like impact upon CKs arrival out of college


Except Kreider arrived in the playoffs, and Kravtsov will arrive with the Rangers competing for best odds to win the draft lottery.

hahahaha
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Vua - 2018-07-12 6:46 PM

robstones - 2018-07-12 3:34 PM

Yeah he, Shestyorkin, and Rykov all have one more KHL season... as soon as their teams are eliminated, they can come over here, and play in NA all they want! And they will! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Kravtsov could have a Kreider-like impact upon CKs arrival out of college


Except Kreider arrived in the playoffs, and Kravtsov will arrive with the Rangers competing for best odds to win the draft lottery.


Done deal.... why even play out the season? This team sucks before theu even hit the ice. Crazy talk.

Regardless, they'll all be over here soon

The gave 34 yr old washed up Cody a new contract...if they dont trade anyone...that leaves only 1 forward spot for a kid ...Worst FO in Sports
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robstones - 2018-07-12 6:51 PM

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robstones - 2018-07-12 3:34 PM

Yeah he, Shestyorkin, and Rykov all have one more KHL season... as soon as their teams are eliminated, they can come over here, and play in NA all they want! And they will! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Kravtsov could have a Kreider-like impact upon CKs arrival out of college


Except Kreider arrived in the playoffs, and Kravtsov will arrive with the Rangers competing for best odds to win the draft lottery.


Done deal.... why even play out the season? This team sucks before theu even hit the ice. Crazy talk.

Regardless, they'll all be over here soon

The gave 34 yr old washed up Cody a new contract...if they dont trade anyone...that leaves only 1 forward spot for a kid ...Worst FO in Sports


He hasn't made the team yet, relax. They're going to put out the best team possible. 34 year old Cody is either an extra forward, or he's gone.

No harm done by signing him. At all.
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robstones - 2018-07-12 7:18 PM

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robstones - 2018-07-12 6:51 PM

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robstones - 2018-07-12 3:34 PM

Yeah he, Shestyorkin, and Rykov all have one more KHL season... as soon as their teams are eliminated, they can come over here, and play in NA all they want! And they will! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Kravtsov could have a Kreider-like impact upon CKs arrival out of college


Except Kreider arrived in the playoffs, and Kravtsov will arrive with the Rangers competing for best odds to win the draft lottery.


Done deal.... why even play out the season? This team sucks before theu even hit the ice. Crazy talk.

Regardless, they'll all be over here soon

The gave 34 yr old washed up Cody a new contract...if they dont trade anyone...that leaves only 1 forward spot for a kid ...Worst FO in Sports


He hasn't made the team yet, relax. They're going to put out the best team possible. 34 year old Cody is either an extra forward, or he's gone.

No harm done by signing him. At all.

Rob I'm scared of our FO
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I know, you're pretry dramatic about it.... Oh no, they drafted a goalie! What? another Euro????

You're getting all bent about the smallest stuff.... Cody McLeod... oh no! This guys' contract means next to nothing, and yet it gets turned in to the worst move an organization could have done....
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robstones - 2018-07-12 8:04 PM

I know, you're pretry dramatic about it.... Oh no, they drafted a goalie! What? another Euro????

You're getting all bent about the smallest stuff.... Cody McLeod... oh no! This guys' contract means next to nothing, and yet it gets turned in to the worst move an organization could have done....
He is not even good at what he does...and yes drafting a Goalie instead of Bodie Wilde or Ryan Mcleod was complete stupidity...and yes...another Euro grrrr.
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I want to be competing for the first pick. They should sign 3 more McLeod's, trade Spooner and Hayes. They're not going to be good next year, no point in picking 9th again.
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I want to be competing for the first pick. They should sign 3 more McLeod's, trade Spooner and Hayes. They're not going to be good next year, no point in picking 9th again.

I hear ya but what scares me is that in the Macdavid draft....if they had the 1st pick...they would have picked Pavel Zacha
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I know, you're pretry dramatic about it.... Oh no, they drafted a goalie! What? another Euro????

You're getting all bent about the smallest stuff.... Cody McLeod... oh no! This guys' contract means next to nothing, and yet it gets turned in to the worst move an organization could have done....


Mic drop.

Well done.
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Kravtsov says he’s happy in Russia and going to make a serious decision after this khl season ....wtf? Does that mean he is going to sign a new 3 year contract with the khl like shesty did? Scary read

https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2018/8/4/17651218/vitaly-kravtsov-is...
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Kravtsov says he’s happy in Russia and going to make a serious decision after this khl season ....wtf? Does that mean he is going to sign a new 3 year contract with the khl like shesty did? Scary read

https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2018/8/4/17651218/vitaly-kravtsov-is...

See there you go with the hysteria again...
The main topic of the article is that Kravtsov is a humble kid with intellect and character.
But you pick the part where he only states the obvious -- he's got tough decision in front of him after the season.
He's honest. He realizes that moving to North America hockey is no joke, that he will lose the advantage of living in his country (language, family, friends, cultural context...) etc.
There's no word about 3-year extension whatsoever.

Where do you get this stuff? Were you born with dark clouds above your head?
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Mikey Red - 2018-08-05 12:21 AM

Kravtsov says he’s happy in Russia and going to make a serious decision after this khl season ....wtf? Does that mean he is going to sign a new 3 year contract with the khl like shesty did? Scary read

https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2018/8/4/17651218/vitaly-kravtsov-is...

See there you go with the hysteria again...
The main topic of the article is that Kravtsov is a humble kid with intellect and character.
But you pick the part where he only states the obvious -- he's got tough decision in front of him after the season.
He's honest. He realizes that moving to North America hockey is no joke, that he will lose the advantage of living in his country (language, family, friends, cultural context...) etc.
There's no word about 3-year extension whatsoever.

Where do you get this stuff? Were you born with dark clouds above your head?

Were you not around for what Shesty did? Yes the article is great and shows Krav is a good kid....But he did not say I cant wait to get over to the Rangers....He said I have a decision to make...which tells me that he might stay.....Very fair to ask that question...not hysteria...and yes theres always a dark cloud above me
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And I dont care about his intellect and character...I care that he is a Top line power forward that puts up points for the NYR for the next 10 plus years...We dont need a team full of boy scouts...we need good hockey players
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Then I guess you missed this little bit...

Q: What drives you?
Kravtsov: What motivates me is winning the Stanley Cup, because my teams never won the Cup where I was playing, so I’d like to be able to win this Stanley Cup and to raise it above my head.

https://nypost.com/2018/06/30/rangers-rookie-trio-cant-wait-to-take-...

Keep in mind he gave the interview that's basis for the link you posted, to the KHL website.
It's still Russia so he's probably playing it safe.

And, Shesterkin's decision is in no way connected to the one this guy's gonna make.
He's his own man.

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Then I guess you missed this little bit...

Q: What drives you?
Kravtsov: What motivates me is winning the Stanley Cup, because my teams never won the Cup where I was playing, so I’d like to be able to win this Stanley Cup and to raise it above my head.

https://nypost.com/2018/06/30/rangers-rookie-trio-cant-wait-to-take-...

Keep in mind he gave the interview that's basis for the link you posted, to the KHL website.
It's still Russia so he's probably playing it safe.

And, Shesterkin's decision is in no way connected to the one this guy's gonna make.
He's his own man.


I saw it.....still my question is fair...We dont draft kids so they can sign 3 year extensions in other Countries...we want them here...If the SC is what drives him then I want to hear him say I cant wait to get over to the Rangers....If Shesty was already here and a good goalie we could have traded Henrik for assets..or at least tried
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And the other thing with Shesterkin is the Hank factor. Do we just dismiss that as if it doesn't exist? He saw Hank here as the clear # 1. He knew Hank was the guy. So he decided to stay in Russia until Hank was towards the end, and then come over (which he will do after this season). He will still be very young and in a perfect position to play with Hank for a season before starting to take over.

Not saying I agree or disagree with that decision, but let's not act as if the Hank factor didn't exist...it did.

And yes, the two situations have nothing to do with each other. Each is their own man...agreed.


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And the other thing with Shesterkin is the Hank factor. Do we just dismiss that as if it doesn't exist? He saw Hank here as the clear # 1. He knew Hank was the guy. So he decided to stay in Russia until Hank was towards the end, and then come over (which he will do after this season). He will still be very young and in a perfect position to play with Hank for a season before starting to take over.

Not saying I agree or disagree with that decision, but let's not act as if the Hank factor didn't exist...it did.

And yes, the two situations have nothing to do with each other. Each is their own man...agreed.



Thats 3 years of Shesty we cant get back as a player or trade to someone else...Yes he is his own man and the dopey FO should maybe recognize this and stay out of USSR
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Why would we want to trade him? He is our # 1 goalie of the future at age 24 I'd say, not a bad situation. If he comes over after this season, along with Kravtsov, all is good to me. If either stay in Russia I will be right there with you.


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Go NYR - 2018-08-05 11:37 AM

Why would we want to trade him? He is our # 1 goalie of the future at age 24 I'd say, not a bad situation. If he comes over after this season, along with Kravtsov, all is good to me. If either stay in Russia I will be right there with you.



Lets hope they all come here yep
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It's always a risk when you draft a Russian player now that they have the KHL option.
That's why they get drafted later than they would if talent was the only consideration (generally speaking).

This is a kind of no-risk-no-reward situation.
I believe the Rangers took a calculated risk here.
I'm sure they did their homework on this kid.
But like with Cherepanov (or Danny Blackburn for that matter), there are dozens of things that can happen between the draft day and the expected 1st game as a Ranger.
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There seems to be this perception that you draft a kid and he needs to have an immediate return. This isn't the NFL or the NBA, you generally have to wait 3 or 4 years before they're even close to NHL ready. So calling 18 year olds bad picks or saying we shouldn't have drafted a Russian because he signed an extension, is just shortsighted. If he was a USA kid and we drafted him at 17 and he committed to NCAA would there be this backlash against him doing that? Would there be posts about him being dopey and that's 4 years we can't get back and the FO should stay out of NCAA? Of course not, there's just a bias because he's russian.

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There seems to be this perception that you draft a kid and he needs to have an immediate return. This isn't the NFL or the NBA, you generally have to wait 3 or 4 years before they're even close to NHL ready. So calling 18 year olds bad picks or saying we shouldn't have drafted a Russian because he signed an extension, is just shortsighted. If he was a USA kid and we drafted him at 17 and he committed to NCAA would there be this backlash against him doing that? Would there be posts about him being dopey and that's 4 years we can't get back and the FO should stay out of NCAA? Of course not, there's just a bias because he's russian.


Fair point...but I bet Vancouver is not thrilled that Quinn Hughes is going back to Michigan....you can start to spin your wheels in a ...oh no he is going to stay there and graduate and become a UFA....but at least he is here already....You have no control over Mother Russia....I would rather have Krav here playing in NA until he is ready for the NHL....and top 10 picks if they are not ready in 2 years then maybe they aint coming ever....Heatl and Lias will have every oppurtunity to make the team next Month
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He had a contract and the Rangers had to have known that and known that he wouldn’t come over this year based on the fact no player had bought out his last year to come over before. At least none I’m aware of. The KHL contract will become meaningless if players are allowed out of it for minor buyout money. I’m sure if the Rangers wanted to pay a ridiculous amount of money they could have secured his release. I’d rather he was over here since I don’t get the value of playing a different game over there. Better to be acclimating on and off the ice over here. It’s a setback but he will go through it all next year, and it is what it is. It’s obvious the better Russian players like it over here and it’s usually only the disgruntled and lesser talents that leave and or never come over. Typical example the dman that stayed long enough last training camp to find out he was going to be in Hartford and left immediately after.
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Mikey Red - 2018-08-06 11:14 AM

concust - 2018-08-06 10:49 AM


There seems to be this perception that you draft a kid and he needs to have an immediate return. This isn't the NFL or the NBA, you generally have to wait 3 or 4 years before they're even close to NHL ready. So calling 18 year olds bad picks or saying we shouldn't have drafted a Russian because he signed an extension, is just shortsighted. If he was a USA kid and we drafted him at 17 and he committed to NCAA would there be this backlash against him doing that? Would there be posts about him being dopey and that's 4 years we can't get back and the FO should stay out of NCAA? Of course not, there's just a bias because he's russian.


Fair point...but I bet Vancouver is not thrilled that Quinn Hughes is going back to Michigan....you can start to spin your wheels in a ...oh no he is going to stay there and graduate and become a UFA....but at least he is here already....You have no control over Mother Russia....I would rather have Krav here playing in NA until he is ready for the NHL....and top 10 picks if they are not ready in 2 years then maybe they aint coming ever....Heatl and Lias will have every oppurtunity to make the team next Month


You also need to consider that he could make more money in the KHL vs the AHL. Chytil and Andersson both make $70k if they are in Hartford.
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Mikey Red - 2018-08-06 11:14 AM

concust - 2018-08-06 10:49 AM


There seems to be this perception that you draft a kid and he needs to have an immediate return. This isn't the NFL or the NBA, you generally have to wait 3 or 4 years before they're even close to NHL ready. So calling 18 year olds bad picks or saying we shouldn't have drafted a Russian because he signed an extension, is just shortsighted. If he was a USA kid and we drafted him at 17 and he committed to NCAA would there be this backlash against him doing that? Would there be posts about him being dopey and that's 4 years we can't get back and the FO should stay out of NCAA? Of course not, there's just a bias because he's russian.


Fair point...but I bet Vancouver is not thrilled that Quinn Hughes is going back to Michigan....you can start to spin your wheels in a ...oh no he is going to stay there and graduate and become a UFA....but at least he is here already....You have no control over Mother Russia....I would rather have Krav here playing in NA until he is ready for the NHL....and top 10 picks if they are not ready in 2 years then maybe they aint coming ever....Heatl and Lias will have every oppurtunity to make the team next Month


You also need to consider that he could make more money in the KHL vs the AHL. Chytil and Andersson both make $70k if they are in Hartford.


This is purely conjecture, but I can see it having played out this way.

Krav asks the Rangers for a guaranteed roster spot, making ELC money. If the Rangers can guarantee him that, he can use that money to buy out his KHL contract, play for the Rangers.

Rangers, concerned about his ability to play in NHL as an 18 year old, and also concerned about sitting on the bench hampering his development, say no, see you next year.

Krav would not be in a good place to buy out his KHL contract on a 70k AHL salary and a 92k signing bonus without that NHL guarantee.

Considering there's no transfer agreement between the NHL and KHL there's a chance the Rangers could have simply opted to pay it for Kravtsov, but I don't know if this could be considered cap circumvention by the league. They'd basically be paying Krav $x more so he could pay $x to the KHL and buy out his own contract, so that could be considered additional compensation outside of his ELC.

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Mandar - 2018-07-12 10:46 PM

robstones - 2018-07-12 8:04 PM

I know, you're pretry dramatic about it.... Oh no, they drafted a goalie! What? another Euro????

You're getting all bent about the smallest stuff.... Cody McLeod... oh no! This guys' contract means next to nothing, and yet it gets turned in to the worst move an organization could have done....


Mic drop.

Well done.



Exactly!







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https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2018/8/16/17697860/a-quick-vitali-kr...

KHL preseason has started, and Krav has pucked up where he left off in last years' playoffs

Edited by robstones 2018-08-16 7:39 AM
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https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2018/8/16/17697860/a-quick-vitali-kr...

KHL preseason has started, and Krav has pucked up where he left off in last years' playoffs

Good stuff...hope and pray to the Hockey Gods that it translates into a top 6 NYR forward
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https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2018/8/16/17697860/a-quick-vitali-kr...

KHL preseason has started, and Krav has pucked up where he left off in last years' playoffs


That's a crazy, accurate release on his shot.
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robstones - 2018-08-16 9:39 AM

https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2018/8/16/17697860/a-quick-vitali-kr...

KHL preseason has started, and Krav has pucked up where he left off in last years' playoffs


That's a crazy, accurate release on his shot.


Yeah I don't think anyone wants to go 1 on 1 with this kid
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https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2018/8/16/17697860/a-quick-vitali-kr...

KHL preseason has started, and Krav has pucked up where he left off in last years' playoffs


Small bit of evidence, but still very encouraging. Rangers have fallen into the trap before of drafting a big kid who had a hot streak, and then fizzled out into nothing.
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Hopefully, he'll get the minutes this season. I felt when Shesterkin signed his contract with the KHL it was a mistake. His moron coach has screwed him over countless time. I think Shesterkin over-estimated Lundqvist's abilities at his age. I believe he could have come over and taken the starting job from him at this point.
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robstones - 2018-08-16 8:39 AM

https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2018/8/16/17697860/a-quick-vitali-kr...

KHL preseason has started, and Krav has pucked up where he left off in last years' playoffs


Small bit of evidence, but still very encouraging. Rangers have fallen into the trap before of drafting a big kid who had a hot streak, and then fizzled out into nothing.

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It looks like he's starting on the 2nd line. There's also rumors of him being traded to Shestyorkin and Rykov's team in St. Petesburg. Going to be fun tracking the Russians this year with all of them on the last year of their contracts
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Kravtsov is Russia's captain in the Four Nations U20.... here's what he's done so far.... He's #14

Edited by robstones 2018-08-25 10:06 AM
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Posted 2018-08-26 6:28 PM (#708919 - in reply to #707190)
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By 6 months time he will be back at chasing white Bears in Siberia.
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Posted 2018-08-27 11:35 AM (#708923 - in reply to #708913)
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robstones - 2018-08-25 10:51 AM

https://foreverblueshirts.com/rangers-prospect-kravtsov-keeps-earnin...

Kravtsov is Russia's captain in the Four Nations U20.... here's what he's done so far.... He's #14


He was arguably the best player in the tournament.
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Posted 2018-08-27 5:43 PM (#708931 - in reply to #708923)
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concust - 2018-08-27 1:35 PM

robstones - 2018-08-25 10:51 AM

https://foreverblueshirts.com/rangers-prospect-kravtsov-keeps-earnin...

Kravtsov is Russia's captain in the Four Nations U20.... here's what he's done so far.... He's #14


He was arguably the best player in the tournament.


Had a better showing than Kotkaniemi, anyway
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Posted 2018-10-05 11:22 AM (#710461 - in reply to #707190)
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He's currently sucking it in the KHL. Though, it appears his entire team blows.
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Posted 2018-10-05 12:28 PM (#710463 - in reply to #707190)
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Rykov has finally been traded so now he can start playing again
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Posted 2018-10-05 9:07 PM (#710471 - in reply to #710463)
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Mikey Red - 2018-10-05 2:28 PM

Rykov has finally been traded so now he can start playing again


Not only that. but his new coach is Sergei Zubov
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