10/20 | Larry Brooks writes that Kravtsov’s relationship with Chris Drury was not the reason why he refused his assignment to the AHL. (NY Post)
The reason, according to Brooks, had to do with Kravtsov believing that there would not be a spot in the top-six for him with Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider, Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko in those spots. (NY Post)
He adds that during his exit meeting last season, the Rangers asked Kravtsov to stay in New York for a bit and “work through a conditioning program designed by the training staff.” (NY Post)
10/19 | In The Athletic, Arthur Staple writes of many issues that have come up in the last few years between Vitali Kravtsov and Chris Drury.
Drury was the GM of Hartford when Kravtsov was first sent down in 2019, went back to Russia and then returned to play in Hartford.