Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40

Thread: Rangers, Kravtsov Agree to Let Him Play Final Year in KHL

  1. #1
    Sexxxy beast Pee-Wee Division skunkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    with my wife
    Posts
    747
    Rep Power
    18

    Rangers, Kravtsov Agree to Let Him Play Final Year in KHL

    Vitali Kravtsov’s development will continue for one more season in Russia after the likelihood arose that a conflict over the final year of his KHL contract would keep the Blueshirts’ 2018 ninth-overall draft selection off the ice for an extended period, The Post has learned.

    Sources report that the KHL was prepared to file a grievance if Kravtsov had attempted to buy his way out of this second year of his entry-level deal with Traktor Chelyabinsk. The arbitration hearing process might have taken months, during which time the first-rounder would not have been able to play on either side of the Atlantic. KHL training camps begin in the middle of July. The regular season opens on Sept. 1.

    Hence, though Kravtsov and the Rangers were eager for the 18-year-old winger to begin his adaptation to the North American game and lifestyle in Hartford with the AHL Wolf Pack, all parties agreed it would be in everyone’s mutual interest for him to avoid potential litigation and instead play out his obligation. He will be free and clear of his KHL commitment at the end of the season.

    Kravtsov, who participated in the Blueshirts’ prospect camp late last month, will thus be unable to join the team for training camp and the Traverse City rookie tournament. He is, however, a prime candidate for a spot on Team Russia’s World Junior roster.
    https://nypost.com/2018/07/09/ranger...or-each-other/



    Get the playing time in.
    Hidden Content

    The Skunk Has Spoken!
    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik
    "well, women do have a higher tolerance for pain than skunks"

  2. #2
    Very Large Member BSBH Prospect
    Vodka Drunkenski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    14,443
    Rep Power
    130
    Old news
    Hidden Content

    Let's Go Rangers!

  3. #3
    Senior Member Midget Division
    Slobberknocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    2 feet south of the blueline
    Posts
    4,104
    Rep Power
    39
    probably for the best. doesnt there season end before ours, in that he could conceiveably come over and play in the A?
    Acqua in bocca

  4. #4
    Shawcappella BSBH Prospect
    Drew a Penalty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    13,838
    Rep Power
    133
    Assuming his team doesn't get far in the playoffs. They got to the third round last season. They've added additional pieces in order to improve this season. I imagine they go a round or two at least.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Mite Division CBrowningPI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    161
    Rep Power
    5
    David Desharnais signed with KHL, so did Nail.

    Sent from my SM-N900T using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk

  6. #6
    Senior Member Bantam Division
    Long live the King's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,138
    Rep Power
    74

    Kravtsov could play for Rangers this season

    He still can personally buy out his KHL contract, but after discussing that option with the Rangers, all parties involved agreed it would be beneficial for Kravtsov to play one more KHL season before coming to North America, according to a Rangers spokesperson.

    Kravtsov's intention is to still play in North America this season, either with the Rangers or with Hartford of the American Hockey League, because of the timing of the KHL season.

    He expects to be released from his KHL contract immediately after Traktor Chelyabinsk plays its final game, which could be as early as Feb. 22.

    "He's ready to start playing here," Clark said.

    https://www.nhl.com/news/vitali-krav...?tid=277729154

  7. #7
    Moderator Junior Division
    Future's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    6,556
    Rep Power
    133
    So best case scenario is Kravtsov is a monster and Traktor sucks. If he comes over, say March 1, he could play some 20 games in the AHL. That, plus a full offseason with the Rangers would give him a really good head start towards making the roster next season.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Bantam Division
    Long live the King's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,138
    Rep Power
    74
    As long as he doesn't burn an ELC year on 20 games. Go to the Pack, and let him play the Rangers last 9 games.

  9. #9
    Very Large Member BSBH Prospect
    Vodka Drunkenski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    14,443
    Rep Power
    130
    Agreed, no need to burn a year now
    Hidden Content

    Let's Go Rangers!

  10. #10
    Shawcappella BSBH Prospect
    Drew a Penalty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    13,838
    Rep Power
    133
    He'd burn off a year on his ELC if he played with the Rangers at all this season regardless of how many games. While he would technically be signing his contract at the age of 19 he'd be signing it at 20 according to the CBA because his birthday falls between September 16 and December 31.

    He likely gets Hartford games on an ATO.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Bantam Division
    Long live the King's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,138
    Rep Power
    74
    Can he not sign right now and be loaned back to the KHL team like Lias did last year?

  12. #12
    Moderator Junior Division
    Future's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    6,556
    Rep Power
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    He'd burn off a year on his ELC if he played with the Rangers at all this season regardless of how many games. While he would technically be signing his contract at the age of 19 he'd be signing it at 20 according to the CBA because his birthday falls between September 16 and December 31.

    He likely gets Hartford games on an ATO.
    Is there a limit to games on an ATO? I think PTO is 25, but I can't find ATO.

  13. #13
    Shawcappella BSBH Prospect
    Drew a Penalty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    13,838
    Rep Power
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    Is there a limit to games on an ATO? I think PTO is 25, but I can't find ATO.
    I don't think there is one. In most cases, these guys don't get more than 10 or so games. Kravtsov might be a rare case to get significant regular season and possible playoff time. Skjei was the last long ATO for the Rangers. 22 games.

  14. #14
    Moderator Junior Division
    Future's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    6,556
    Rep Power
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    I don't think there is one. In most cases, these guys don't get more than 10 or so games. Kravtsov might be a rare case to get significant regular season and possible playoff time. Skjei was the last long ATO for the Rangers. 22 games.
    Ah, alright, that makes sense. That's the precedent for Kravtsov then.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Bantam Division
    Long live the King's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,138
    Rep Power
    74
    Its probably irrelevant anyway. Aren't they supposed to have everyone back and go on another deep playoff run?

  16. #16
    Moderator Junior Division
    Future's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    6,556
    Rep Power
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Its probably irrelevant anyway. Aren't they supposed to have everyone back and go on another deep playoff run?
    Yea but I feel like things can go off the rails in the KHL in a hurry...b/c Russia lol

  17. #17
    Shawcappella BSBH Prospect
    Drew a Penalty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    13,838
    Rep Power
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Its probably irrelevant anyway. Aren't they supposed to have everyone back and go on another deep playoff run?
    Right. They even added some additional scoring and defensive depth. They could probably go to the second or third round again. They're not a finals team barring some kind of trades. You also have to hope Krav doesn't get dealt to one of the powerhouses. I think SKA previously expressed interest.

  18. #18
    Senior Member Midget Division
    Giacomin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    3,079
    Rep Power
    77
    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    You also have to hope Krav doesn't get dealt to one of the powerhouses. I think SKA previously expressed interest.
    Maybe we should hopr the opposite. Going far in the AHL playoffs would be very good experience for the kid. No need for him to play on the Rangers at all this year and burn a year.

  19. #19
    Shawcappella BSBH Prospect
    Drew a Penalty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    13,838
    Rep Power
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by Giacomin View Post
    Maybe we should hopr the opposite. Going far in the AHL playoffs would be very good experience for the kid. No need for him to play on the Rangers at all this year and burn a year.
    Why would you want him dealt to a team like SKA where he'd get less time and be over in Russia longer?

  20. #20
    Senior Member Midget Division
    Giacomin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    3,079
    Rep Power
    77
    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    Why would you want him dealt to a team like SKA where he'd get less time and be over in Russia longer?
    Start with the premise that there is no need for him to play for the Rangers this year and I'm not sure getting some games in Hartford late is better than getting more playoff experience against good teams in the KHL.

    So, if Traktor is not among the better teams and they trade him to a team that may go the distance, that is better than a few games on a new team on the other side of the world.

    He'll be here in the spring/summer of 2019 permanently. Let the kid be an 18 y/o living home (near family) in his native country for one last hockey season. He can focus on hockey and not a new language, getting acclimated, meeting new people, and all things that comes with a complete culture change.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •