Rangers Roundup: Georgiev stock rising, Kakko needs to shoot, and Kravtsov update

Georgiev (Photo: Anthony J. Causi)

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Georgiev Stock Rising

Alexander Georgiev continues to perform at a top level and received an exclamation point with a shutout of the Knights in Vegas. His numbers on the season are as follows:

8-5-1, 2.67 GAA, .926 SV%

The word out of Toronto is they are interested but it sounds like the San Jose Sharks, who have two struggling 30 year olds in net are considering Georgiev also.

Kakko needs to shoot more!

In his last 10 games, Kaapo Kakko has only 3 assists. That really isn’t the issue for the 18 year old, it’s his lack of shots. He is averaging only 1.4 shots per game during this recent stretch. When you contrast that with his best stretch in the NHL from 10/29 to 11/20 you see he needs to shoot more. In the 8 games during that stretch he scored 5 goals and 8 points while averaging 2.4 shots per game.

Calm Down on Kravtsov

Vitali Kravtsov has been sent from the KHL to the VHL by Traktor. It is being reported that he played just 1 shift in his last 2 games before the demotion. What is also being lost is that Traktor is facing a week long break and that may have factored into the decision.

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