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NHL Rumours: New York Rangers Winger Asks for Trade

Vitali Kravtsov trade

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It’s time for another edition of NHL rumours for your Tuesday. We’re getting close to the March 3 trade deadline and teams are looking to bolster their lineups. The New York Rangers have already made a deal in getting Vladimir Tarasenko. However, there may not be enough room for some players. One Rangers player has requested a trade and today’s NHL rumours talks about that. We discuss a Vitali Kravtsov trade in this piece.

All NHL rumours come from the original source and are subject to change.

NHL Rumours

Vitali Kravtsov Trade Demand

Rumour: Multiple sources have reported that the young Russian has asked for a trade. Kravtsov was given a one-game audition on the Blueshirts’ second line, but that didn’t take. He was seemingly benched by head coach Gerard Gallant. The former ninth-overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft hasn’t been able to make his way into the lineup at any point in two seasons with the Rangers.

The 23-year-old has three goals and three assists in 28 games this season with the Rangers. He has been between Russia and North America ever since he’s been drafted. Kravtsov hasn’t been able to solidify a spot in the lineup and he knows that there may not be a spot for him in the lineup.

What a Vitali Kravtsov Trade Means

Kravtsov means another missed opportunity in developing a young forward. Players like Alexis Lafreniere, Kaapo Kakko and others haven’t lived up to the hype in the eyes of some people. Lias Andersson is also another forward that missed the mark for the Rangers.

Rangers general manager Chris Drury does want to make moves to bolster all parts of the lineup. Kravtsov could be traded for a draft pick or be part of a throw-in on a bigger deal. Whatever the case, it may be the last days for him on Broadway.


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