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

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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.

4 thoughts on “Rangers Roundup: Georgiev stock rising, Kakko needs to shoot, and Kravtsov update

  • December 9, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Any chance kravy makes the Russian wjc team if he isn’t playing in the AHL or KHL? He played well in the tournament last year and it could be the confidence boost he needs to get his confidence back

  • December 9, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Perhaps you don’t play an 18 year old on a line with two of the best players in hockey. No wonder he defers all the time.

  • December 9, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Anthony, can you check again on Kravtsov’s situation. I heard the team just had a change of coaches with a new system. Maybe, that is part of the problem? How about Kreider and Smith or Staal and Georgiev for Nedlander? I can dream can’t I.

  • December 10, 2019 at 12:11 am

    I think Rangers should keep Georgiev and Shestyorkin and see if Lundqvist would accept trade to one of the top contenders at trade deadline that’s looking for goalie depth , retain half his salary for next year while other team picks up the other half. Save Some cap room and give Lundqvist a chance at a cup as a backup before his career ends, Hasek took that route, maybe he would as well?

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