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RW Vitaly Kravtsov - Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL (2018, 9th, NYR)

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    Another promising 2018 draft eligible russian player. He's late birthday, even pretty much 2000 born. Has some amazing stats for his age - 34 points in 40 games in MHL for Belye Medvedi, though playing 3rd line minutes. And yesterday he scored his first men's league goal for Chelmet, VHL in his second game for them. Played for Traktor this season as well, but only 1 or 2 shifts though.
    From what I saw he's really talented boy. Smooth skater with great hands, very good wrister and playmaking skills. Certainly he's a smart player. Has a good size, though needs to bulk up for sure, but it's ok for his age. Stats...
     
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    I haven't seen him play yet.

    Is he on the same level as Svechnikov or even the same level as Khovanov?
     
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    Svechnikov could be the most talented russian prospect since Malkin, I don't think Kravtsov in the same tier as him, but on the other hand he could be on the Khovanov tier talent wise pretty easily along with Denisenko. He already plays against men, and scored his first goal in only 2nd game. I believe he's the youngest player who ever played in VHL.
     
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    kp61c tovarisch maxim - schas chelust slomau

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    he's like half a year older than denisenko or khovanov. tough to compare, one goal in the vhl doesn't mean anything.
     
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    At the same age Tarasenko played and scored in the KHL, but of course it doesn't mean Kravtsov isn't good.
     
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    I hope he gets invited to NT.
     
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    Nice set-up by him here:

     
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    It is the season for Chelmet will finish the game?
     
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    He didn't play in MHL today, so I'd expect him to play for Chelmet in VHL tomorrow, don't know how it will be after that.
     
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    Kostin's injury opens up a spot for him on the scoring line at the upcoming U18s. I expect we'll see Svechnikov and Kravtsov lead the way at RW.
     
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    He played third match in the CHL for the tractor. Perspective guy. Today played 12 minutes. Often played against Mozyakina. Hopefully next season he will be fixed in the basis of Tractors. This is the 5th top-end prospect of the Russian in the Draft in 2018 with claims to the first round.
     
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    Scored a goal in his 1st KHL playoff game. His team lost 2-5 though.
     
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    He has broken Yevgeny Kuznetsov's record for the youngest player to score in KHL play-offs.

     
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    Only two u-18 guys before him scored some points in KHL playoffs - Valera Nichushkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov. But both were in their draft years, Kravtsov is pretty much 2000 born so he is eligible only for 2018 nhl draft. Interesting, Nich and Kuzy both played for Traktor back then, just like Kravtsov right now.
     
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    Yeah it seems like teams like Traktor have opportunities for young talent sometimes whereas others like AK Bars historically rarely give such opportunities. There should be more import restrictions and/or mandatory roster spots for certain number of u23 Russian players.
     
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    Scored 2 goals in 4-3 shootout lose to Irbis in the playoffs. Khovanov played his first game for Irbis since being injured, but didn't score
     
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    So Kravtsov has scored 6 points in 4 games in the series vs Irbis, Khovanov - 1 point. It's 2-2 and the final game remains.

    Kravtsov is just 1 point behind the playoffs scoring leader Poryadin, who soon-to-be 21 and scored 12 points in the KHL this season.
     
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    Apparently Kravtsov suffered a broken wrist and is expected to be out for 7 weeks.
     

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