WASHINGTON, DC-Vitaly Kravtsov is in a position with the Rangers ahead of the opening. With the appointment of the 21-year-old to the AHL Hartford, previous tensions seem to have intensified.
The Rangers have refused to submit their ninth pick for the 2018 NHL draft to the Wolf Team and are expected to be suspended. This was reported by Larry Brooks on Tuesday. The club also allowed Kravtsov to make contact with other NHL teams to trade. This was reported by Sportsnet correspondent Elliot Friedman.
Kravtsov, who has been training to skate since the ninth, was one of the last rounds the Rangers set out to open the season with the capital, Washington, on Wednesday.
At the end of last season, Kravtsov had a controversial exit meeting with Rangers management. Much of the controversy was canceled during the season on train number 74, which Kravtsov thought would put him up for sale. Kravtsov decided to fire his agent, Paul Theophanes, and hired a new office at Dan Milstein because of problems with Rangers rice.
In addition, Kravtsov believed that when he was called up to Rangers for the first time last season, he should have been in the top six. Kravtsov played 20 games in 2020-21, including a long-running game in the fourth row.
Kravtsov skated in the third row next to Philip Chytil and Barclay Goodrow before the season, but the Russian winger suffered an unknown injury to his lower body in the third show game against the Devils earlier this month. After missing the next two games, Kravtsov scored a power-play goal when he returned to the field in Rangers ’pre-season final against the Islanders.
When asked to give up with a few players, Rangers wanted to give up nothing and opted to cut Kravtsov and Morgan Barron. league partner. However, head coach Gerard Gallant pretended to be defeated to sign Kravtsov, which meant that this was not a reason for the players to give up.
“You had to choose the team you were trying to win in hockey games,” Gallant said before the team made their way to Washington. “We said there was a fight for those places, in all the training, the rest played well, some guys, [Julien] Gotye and [Dryden] Hunting and these guys. They played very well in the camp and won the place. ”