Rangers Roundup: Fans pick Lafreniere as next face of franchise, and Kravtsov scores…again!

Yesterday I brought up the topic of who the next “face of the franchise” will be now that Henrik Lundqvist has moved on. Based on several criteria which included longterm future with the Rangers, ability to perform at a high level, and character/personality, I came up with four candidates.

Then I put these names into a poll and had over 2000 votes. Here is how Rangers fans decided.

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Lafreniere selected next face of the franchise (@4everblueshirts)

Alexis Lafreniere selected the next “Face of the Franchise”

The fire and ice winger, captain of Team Canada, CHL All-Stars, and the Rimouski Oceanic took this one hands down. Of the four players nominated Alexis Lafreniere garnered nearly 46% of the vote. Artemi Panarin came in next with almost 30%, while Mika Zibanejad had 22.5%. Oddly enough, considering the hype laid upon him last season, Kaapo Kakko barely received 2% of the votes.

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Alexis Lafreniere 13 (NYR/NHLI)

This 19 year-old stud has it all. He can dominate games, and is a true leader on the ice. He’s been groomed to be a captain. Lafreniere should be the face of the Rangers for as long as Hank was at the very least.

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Two for Two! Vitali Kravtsov scores again!

He’s baaaccckkk! Vitali Kravtsov notched another tally and now has a two game goal scoring streak. This time he shows off his ability to deflect a shot in front. It should be noted he scored another goal that was taken off the board due to a coach’s challenge. Traktor has won both games since his return.

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Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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