Rangers Roundup: Quinn and Gorton speak to lineup decisions
As expected both HC David Quinn and GM Jeff Gorton have weighed in on the decisions to send down both Filip Chytil and Vitali Kravtsov.
David Quinn spoke to the media on Chytil and stated that they want him to play center and to work on his game in the AHL. Instead of getting limited minutes here, it would be best for him to get top line time at both even strength and on the PP. The Rangers want him to be a center on this team going forward.
Apparently the team doesn’t feel Kravtsov was ready to play 3rd line wing. I find that hard to believe, but due to the limited number of games to start the year it doesn’t hurt Kravtsov to play top line minutes in the AHL to start the season. I will raise a red flag if he isn’t called up soon, especially if he is putting up points (as I expect him to) for Hartford.
On Kreider contract extension: