Rangers Roundup: Mark Messier’s new book; Kravtsov debut watch; and more

Legendary New York Rangers captain Mark Messier has a new book hitting the shelves. “No One Wins Alone” will be published in October and is about his path from his childhood to Hall of Fame career.

“I thought I was in the hockey business for 25 years, but I eventually realized I was in the people business,” Messier said in a statement Tuesday. “Leading meant getting behind my teammates, or out in front of them; doing whatever was necessary to help them fulfill their potential. To me, helping people succeed was the game within the game. It was fascinating, frustrating, challenging, and most of all rewarding. My wish is that my story and the lessons in this book will inspire people to be their best.”

via NBC

The book is sure to cover Mark’s time in NY and winning the Cup in 1994. I had the pleasure of talking to one of Messier’s Cup winning teammates recently. You can check that out here.

New York Rangers Vitali Kravtsov debut watch

The Blueshirts are scheduled to practice today at 3 PM ET. What everyone is waiting for is when Vitali Kravtsov is placed on a line for practice. So far he’s been skating with the taxi squad and on his own. David Quinn has noted he does not want to rush Kravtsov and would like him to have a few practices under his belt.

If Kravtsov is placed on a regular line today that will be your biggest clue that his debut is close.

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Jun 22, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers right wing Vitali Kravtsov (74) poses for a photo with team representatives after being selected as the number nine overall pick to the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s what I think we can expect from Kravtsov when he finally plays; a mature and ready to contribute player. The best thing that happened was him exercising his European out clause last season. He wasn’t happy about not making the team and found out the hard way the grass isn’t always greener. This year the Rangers wanted him to play and not just struggle on a third line; so they agreed to let him play out most of the year in the KHL.

This season for Traktor he became a complete player and learned to be responsible in his own zone. His work ethic was noticed and applauded by his teammates and coaches. Now he’s here and I believe ready to make an impact.

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