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Around the Farm: Vitali Kravtsov records assist, 18 mins TOI in win

Vitali Kravtsov recorded an assist for Traktor yesterday in a 4-3 win. Kravtsov played top line minutes with 18 mins TOI. Yegor Rykov also played and finished with 14 minutes of ice time. They were the only two prospects in action yesterday.

KHL

  • Vitali Kravtsov (Traktor, W 4-3): 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +1, 18:00 TOI
    • Season stats: 23 GP, 8 G, 4 A, 6 PIM, +9
  • Yegor Rykov (CSKA, W 4-1): 0 G, 0 A, 4 PIM, -1, 14:16 TOI
    • Season stats: 27 GP, 0 G, 7 A, 8 PIM, +3

SHL

  • Nils Lundkvist (Lulea)
    • Season stats: 15 GP, 5 G, 3 A, 8 PIM, +2
  • Adam Edstrom (Rogle): COVID postponement
    • Season stats: 10 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 27 PIM, +3
  • Karl Henriksson (Frolunda)
    • Season stats: 17 GP, 0 G, 4 A, 10 PIM, -3

Liiga

  • Leevi Aaltonen (IPK)
    • Mestis (IPK loan) Stats: 3 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 0 PIM, +1
    • Liiga Stats: 10 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 4 PIM, Even
  • Lauri Pajuniemi (TPS)
    • Season Stats: 9 GP, 3 G, 1 A, 2 PIM, Even
  • Tarmo Reunanen (HPK)
    • Liiga Stats: 6 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 4 PIM, +2
    • Tuto/Mestis Stats: 7 GP, 2 G, 7 A, 12 PIM, +7

Allsvenskan

  • Olof Lindbom (Mora)
    • Season Stats: 9 GP, 2.98 GAA, .902 SV%
  • Jakob Ragnarsson (Timra):
    • Season Stats: 14 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 12 PIM, +8
  • Oliver Tarnstrom (Hanvikens [HockeyEttan])
    • Season Stats (Hanvikens, HockeyEttan): DNP yet
    • Season Stats (Allsvenskan): 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -2
    • Season Stats (SuperElit J20): 12 GP, 4 G, 4 A, 4 PIM, +6

Extraliga (Czech)

  • Libor Hajek (Kometa Brno)
    • Season Stats: 5 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 2 PIM, Even

Extraliga (Slovakia)

  • Adam Huska (HKM Zvolen)
    • Season Stats: 1 GP, 2.00 GAA, .920 SV%

HC J20 (Sweden)

  • Hugo Ollas (Linkoping)
    • Season Stats: 9 GP, 2.20 GAA, .906 SV%

NCAA

  • Zac Jones (UMass Amherst)
    • Season Stats:
  • Eric Ciccolini (Michigan)
    • Season Stats: 3 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +2
  • Brett Berard (Providence)
    • Season Stats:
  • RIley Hughes (Northeastern)
    • Season Stats:

Stats per EliteProspects.com.

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  • After getting the assist, Krav was seen mouthing “This one is not for you, New York Rangers.”

    • I thought I heard him say “top 6 or eff off!!” His latest interview put pressure to trade someone exactly like Buch, not himself.

      He mentioned Gauth, Kakko and Buch… We all know one of those name’s aren’t any type of competition for him, Gauth is hardly a NHL’er… Kakko is a former top draft lottery pick who is still a teenager… It’s no secret that Buch isn’t a coach favorite and really hasn’t gain the trust for increase roles to be on the top line late in game’s/holding leads… His contract is up and rumors are already flying that he will be the next trade chip for the next sell-off… Read the signs bro, this dude just tap danced on Buch’s future in NYC.

      Vitali knows what he’s doing, and even if he did want out, NYR would still have to try him for themselves and face value.. Lias showed he was a bust since day 1, left the team and everything and still had to be apart of this club and got invited to the play-in rounds last summer because nobody just gives away prospects… Krav isn’t going anywhere (even if you are right about him wanting to dip which doesn’t seem to be true, when you read inside the lines).

      • I guess that the posters here did not like out jokes, lol.

        Chances are that Buch is the one to go, which I think would be a big mistake. Gaut hasn’t proved anything yet (though the Rangers really haven’t given him the chance either).

        If there is a next season, maybe the Rangers find out about Gaut and then go from there. But, in any case, I do not think that Krav will be the odd man out.

        • I don’t think there is any hurry to make a decision. In the very short run, the Rangers are actually weak at right wing and don’t need cap space.

          Gauthier is a #21 overall pick who disappointed Carolina but we think that they sold low. At the moment, his trade value is not likely great and the best course of action for the Rangers is to develop him and see what they have. If he falters, alas. If he excels, we have a either a future cog or a good trading chip.

          Buch is a proven commodity – an excellent second line forward who may be long term affordable. I personally want to keep him because I suspect he is better than Gauthier will ever be and cheaper than Kakko and Kravtsov will be if they hit the rosy expectations.

          Kakko is a #2 pick in a weak draft year off to a slow start. Kravtsov is a #9 pick in a much stronger year with promising KHL numbers. Both are still very young. Either or both may be excellent and I do not think it is absolutely clear which is more promising. If both excel, the Rangers likely can’t afford to keep both. More likely, one will excel and hopefully that one will be part of the Ranger future – which counsels patience. I would however trade either if I could get a center or left defenseman with a very similar profile. [I am talking about a young top ten draft pick that the Rangers are really high on, a player the other team wouldn’t trade except they prefer a RW.] I would actually be more likely to trake Kakko because I think his trade value is higher and Kravtsov is actually just as promising BUT I would not trade him for the wrong center or LD. If I can’t get what I want (and the player I want may not even exist), I hang on to everyone.

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          I don’t think Kravtsov has anything to worry about. If you are a legitimate top six forward, you will either get your chance with your current team or they will trade you because your trade value is just too high for them to waste.

          • Pretty much agree on all Raymond.

            There is no rush to do anything now, with Krav overseas at least until Feb/Mar.

            Plus, I highly doubt that Krav would be the one to be squeezed out, even if Gaut panned out.

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