Prospect Info: Vitali Kravtsov: Part VIII

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    What’s everyone think of molding him into a center now? He looks so much like a Pettersson-lite to me
     
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    Idk, but he better get it together b/c he’s already 10 years from 30.

    This Rangers core might not have a Gretzky yet might be a core of savvy veterans by the age of 23 which is 3-5 years away for some of them.

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    Really hope he earns a spot on the team next year
     
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    He certainly has the skillset for it. If he can take care of the defensive part of his game, I think it is possible. Would be an absolute win if he was to successfully transition.
     
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    No. Stop moving players around the line-up out of position. Kravtsov is not a center.
     
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    Would be nice if he could
     
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    Didn’t Gorton & Clarke talk about him potentially playing center in interviews right after they drafted him? And that was when we thought the Rangers were going to have a logjam at center, now we have one at wing
     
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    At left wing*

    And just a few weeks ago Drury said they see him as a RW going forward
     
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    Wait, were we playing him at LW in Hartford? I thought he was playing RW.
     
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    Maybe he should make the NHL first in the position where he's best. If he is going to move to center, which is not impossible, it would happen later on like Kuznetsov did. I hate the Kuznetsov comparison because it's such a pitfall, comparing players who played for the same org. It's a slippery slope to lazy comparisons. Like Lundell and Granlund, which I am seeing elsewhere
     
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    Thats where I'm coming from, I'm not even saying force this guy to play such and such, I'm just relaying what we've heard from the organization itself.

    https://youtu.be/k0lcRDDKUyc

    Its very brief around 1:50, I havent been able to find the other interview, but I believe he reiterated very similar things but had gave a bit more detail. Brought up Kuznetsov as an example of a guy who also didnt play center in the KHL but his game translated well to that spot
     
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    No need to convert him to center, we have Nieves for 2c. Problem solved
     
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    Strome is pretty good in all three zones? Really?
     
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    Let the young players acclimate themselves to the NHL playing their natural positions before trying to fit them into positions of need. The NHL is a tough enough league to play in as it is without the added pressure of playing a demanding positions like center.
     
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    BTW, how does a journalist like EJ Hradek not know Kakko is a RW?
     
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    I'd give him reps at center.

    Hes a big dude. Not thick, but big. His style fits and may end up becoming really good there.

    IF it doesn't work, you flip him back.
     
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    Landing a franchise winger might change their mind though, we can definitely make a trade to land a 2C but I’d rather build from within and see what Chytil or Kravtsov can do.
     
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    I get everybody acting like wingers are just wingers, but Laf plays left wing and Kravtsov plays the right. Some can play both sides well, some don’t (Ovechkin was worse when Oates decided he wanted him on the right)
     
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    Both Kravtsov & Kakko have played left wing a lot too, @Amazing Kreiderman made some charts showing their production at each position
     
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    Why even spend time doing that though? Just let him develop at his position and become great there.
     
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    Yeah but I think we are fine at LW with Panarin, Kreider and Lafreniere
     
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    Yeah I'm over the idea of trying Kravtsov at center. It's time to try him on LD.
     
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